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The Ashwood Academy sees GCSE results jump

Three children sit on the floor with their teacher, looking at a notebook that he is holding out. Overlaid is the Catch22 Multi Academies Trust logo.

The Ashwood Academy is today celebrating a bumper year of GCSE results, and a huge improvement on its 2016 results. 59% of the pupils at the Winklebury based pupil referral unit achieved 5 Passes, a rise on the 10% that achieved this in 2016. The school has had an 8% increase in Good passes in English, and 14% increase in Good passes for Maths.

The Ashwood Academy provides alternative education for young people in the Basingstoke area who require additional behavioural, emotional or medical support.

Dave Moran, Head Teacher at the Ashwood Academy, commented:

“Today’s result is testament to the dedication and resilience of our pupils and colleagues. We have very high aspirations for our young people, and work hard with them to succeed socially and academically.”

The Ashwood Academy has recently been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. Ashwood Academy is a Catch22 Multi Academies Trust run pupil referral unit, which opened in 2014. Since opening, the school has worked with 228 young people who have been excluded from mainstream education, supporting their academic and pastoral development until they are able move back into mainstream education.