Students and staff at Seahaven Academy in Newhaven were celebrating today after receiving the school’s best ever GCSE results.
Overall 56 per cent of students achieved five or more A*-C grades including English and maths.
This represents an increase of five per cent on last summer’s results, and a substantial jump of 18 per cent from 2012.
Seahaven Academy Principal Rob Corbett, who will be taking up a post at Ifield Community College in September, said: “These results are a testament to the hard work and dedication of students and staff.
“It is a great feeling for everyone at the school to see young people who have been with us since Year 7 achieve the grades they need to move on successfully to the next stage of their education.
“I am delighted to be leaving Seahaven Academy with a strong set of results and look forward to following its future achievements.”
Mr Corbett will be replaced at Seahaven Academy, which joined United Learning in April, by Sarah Pringle.
Mrs Pringle joins Seahaven from United Learning’s Midhurst Rother College, which has been rated outstanding by education watchdog Ofsted.