HIGHLIGHTS: Thomas Clarkson Academy’s road to success
PUBLISHED: 16:02 13 February 2020 | UPDATED: 16:19 13 February 2020
Thomas Clarkson Academy has undergone a “massive transformation” to become a good state school for the first time.
Here are some of the highlights over the past year of its road to success.
- GCSE results improved again in 2019, with more than 88 per cent of students achieved a 9-5 grade in subjects.
- Talented arts teacher John Birch created a Minecraft version of the school to transport students to virtual lessons, which was premiered in at the Luxe Cinema last March.
- Humanities teacher Cathy Abrahams achieved 100 per cent pass rate for her students, leading her to be promoted to a specialist leader of education under a government initiative.
- Staff and students took part in a Race for Life charity run in the summer to raise hundreds in memory of former DT technician Louise Malkin.
- Four students were praised by police for helping them find a missing vulnerable man in November.
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The school was converted to academy status in June 2012 and was renamed after the Wisbech-born campaigner against slavery.
It was originally known as the Queen's in the 1970s.