Record breaking examination results for Manchester Enterprise Academy (MEA)

22 August 2013

Manchester Enterprise Academy (MEA) are proud to announce an 11% rise in the headline ‘5A*-C with English and Maths’ GCSE figure to 48%. This rise represents a triumph for the Academy and further confirms the transformation of the school which was recognised by Ofsted in an recent inspection. The lead sponsor of MEA, Manchester Airport, and the co-sponsors Willow Park Housing Trust and Manchester City Council are delighted for all the students who have worked so hard with the fantastic staff of the Academy to achieve such a huge lift in results.

Principal of MEA, James Eldon, was thrilled for the students, he said: “Our Year 11 went through a lot of changes in their early years of secondary education but really bought into the Academy’s vision of providing a ‘fantastic future for all’ our students. Alongside our wonderful staff, they have secured amazing results which further confirm we our moving closer to our goal of becoming a ‘world-class’ Academy.

“We would like to dedicate these superb results to our colleague, Barry Worthington, who sadly passed away in the final week of the summer term. Mr Worthington worked tirelessly for the students of MEA and would have been incredibly proud of the record breaking GCSE results students have achieved.”

Alongside the 11% rise in the 5A*-C with English and Maths measure, MEA’s ‘expected progress’ in English has beaten the national average and expected progress in Maths has risen by 20% in two years. The sponsors now look forward to working hard to ensure that MEA continues its accelerated progress and that the Y11 students who have done so well will receive an exciting, unique experience when they join the Academy’s thriving 6th form.

MEA initially opened its new doors on the premises of the old Parklands High School in September 2010. The new Academy has a focus on providing business and enterprise skills and provides 750 places for 11-16 year olds, alongside post-16 provision.

As MEA’s lead sponsor, Manchester Airport advises the academy on the development of the curriculum to suit employer needs as well as being actively involved with supporting the students with their studies.

Manchester Airport’s HR Director and MEA’s Chair of Governors Olivia Clayton said: “The rise in the A*-C measure is fantastic news for MEA, the students and also the sponsors who are extremely proud of what the students have achieved.

“Manchester Airport is dedicated to providing support to both the students and the teachers at MEA to help them achieve the success they deserve and these results are testament to everyone’s hard work.”

ENDS

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Published on: 22/08/2013 09:38:26