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St Benedict’s Catholic School in Bury St Edmunds best-performing school in Suffolk for A-levels

PUBLISHED: 21:30 21 January 2016

Verified Government GCSE data released today shows St Benedict’s Catholic School was the best-performing school in Suffolk for A-level results in 2015. Picture with students is head Hugh O’Neill.

Verified Government GCSE data released today shows St Benedict’s Catholic School was the best-performing school in Suffolk for A-level results in 2015. Picture with students is head Hugh O’Neill.

The headteacher of St Benedict’s Catholic School in Bury St Edmunds has praised “truly remarkable” results which ranked it as the best-performing school in Suffolk for A-levels last summer.

The school in Beetons Way was ranked number one for A-level results in 2015 after the average points score per full-time equivalent academic student stood at 1148.8 and the average point score per academic entry was 232.9, according to Department for Education figures.

To put the figures in perspective, a score of 1040 would, on average, means two A*s and two A grades for each student.

Headteacher Hugh O’Neill said: “It’s good to see that our outstanding A-level success confirmed in the performance tables.

“These are the tables that show that St Benedict’s has one of the highest performing sixth forms in the country, a truly remarkable achievement for a small school in rural Suffolk.

“Our GCSE results are catching up fast, and the Progress 8 score, when it gets published in the full tables, will show us in the top 5-6% of all schools nationally.

“We celebrated or students’ achievements with Bishop Alan Hopes a week ago at our presentation evening. These tables allow us to share the good news with everyone.”

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