HIGHLIGHTS: Thomas Clarkson Academy’s road to success
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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.
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- 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.
- 1 Murder suspect is victim's son
- 2 Widow of High Court judge, 77, charged with historical sexual abuse
- 3 'Disbelief’ for disability centre after staff member’s scooter is stolen
- 4 Man suspected to have stolen '£300-400' of alcohol in store theft
- 5 Suspected drink lorry driver threw whiskey and wine bottle from cab
- 6 Pervert filmed himself having sex with girl, 14, and then shared video online
- 7 Commuter chaos as van blaze causes miles of congestion
- 8 'Unreasonable behaviour' means Steve must pay council's costs of failed appeal
- 9 Class B drug factory discovered following British Gas search warrant
- 10 Hairdressing student is best of 1,000 after winning national competition
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.