Headteacher at Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham ‘delighted’ with latest GCSE results

Philip Hurst, headteacher at Thomas Mills High School

Philip Hurst, headteacher at Thomas Mills High School

The headteacher at Suffolk’s highest achieving state school said he was “delighted” with the latest results.

Philip Hurst, the headteacher at Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham, said the 70% A*-C pass rate was testament to the hard work of pupils and teachers.

Mr Hurst was particularly pleased with the school’s value added score, which represents the progress made by pupils during their time at the school, and is thought to be in the top 5% of schools nationally.

“We are delighted with the children, the data shows that attainment is still very high and the progress made is exceptional,” he said. “It’s down to good teaching and learning, an effective relationship between teachers and pupils, high aspiration and quick intervention where it’s required.”

Mr Hurst said that although league tables were not the only measure of a school’s success, they were a “good lever for change” and agreed their publication was in the public interest.


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