NWHS GCSE students celebrating their success on results day 2

North Walsham High School Results Vindication of Improvement Plan, Says Head


Posted on: 24th August 2017

North Walsham High School’s high-profile drive to improve standards has scored an early success with this year’s GCSE results, with the school achieving a 60 per cent level four pass rate in both English and maths – a continuation of the upward trend which last year saw the former measure of five GCSE passes at A*-C including English and maths jump from 43 per cent to 58 per cent. 

NWHS head teacher Neil Powell, who has been forthright about his plans to drive up standards at the school, said the good results were vindication of the hard work which students and staff at the school had put in during the past 12 months. 

“It has been no secret that his has been a year of transition at NWHS.  However, our focus has always been on raising standards, and this year’s GCSE results are a good step in the right direction, and evidence that our approach has been effective.

“I am confident that we are now in a good position to build on this success, and deliver even better results next year.”


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