HIGHLIGHTS: Thomas Clarkson Academy’s road to success

PUBLISHED: 16:02 13 February 2020 | UPDATED: 16:19 13 February 2020

Thomas Clarkson Academy is “unrecognisable” after receiving a good rating by Ofsted for the first time in its history. Picture: THOMAS CLARKSON ACADEMY

Thomas Clarkson Academy is “unrecognisable” after receiving a good rating by Ofsted for the first time in its history. Picture: THOMAS CLARKSON ACADEMY

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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.


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