IT SEEMS remarkable that in 2008, Gateway Academy only achieved 17% in the benchmark figure of 5 GCSEs at A* to C.
Today the school achieved a remarkable 56%. Last year the schools improvement was amazing with 44%. This year only Chafford Hundred have achieved a double figure increase so for Gateway to do so as well just shows what can be achieved.
What is also remarkable and headteacher, Kevin Sadler makes this point, is how far the students have come since year 7 (but that may be another story.)
When education minister Michael Gove visited in January, it was a seamless display of a school going places. Anyone who visits the school knows that they have a real esprit d corp there and you get the feeling that this result is only the beginning.