Good news from Street too

Following on from our report this morning on results from Taunton Academy, we have more good news. this time from Crispin School in Street.Students at Crispin are also celebrating following the publication of their GCSE grades. 

Assistant Headteacher, Helen Forward, was pleased that the grades awarded ‘reflected the hard work of so many students during their time at Crispin’. She felt ‘it was only right that students gained grades that rewarded their effort and attainment’.

Once again credit is put at the door of the decision to award the highest of the centred assessed grade or the calculated grade. This meant that students received results which were a reflection of their endeavours rather than distorted through the use of an algorithm.

Interestingly Crispin report that as a school they did not feel it was right to give details of headline figures. Instead they told us that students had received some “very impressive results ranging from students gaining 9s in every subject to those making outstanding progress from a variety of starting points.”

Headteacher, Paul Reddick told The Leveller® ‘the students receiving their grades had been a pleasure to work with and were always likely to gain impressive results whatever the situation. He also added that he was pleased that the change in the approach to grading ‘was only fair to allow a cohort of students who have undergone a considerable degree of disruption to now make the most of the opportunities available to them rather than ruing the results of an arbitrary process largely relying on historic performance’.

Readers might like to know that Crispin School are planning open days for new students on 16th September in the morning, 22 September in the morning and 30 September both morning and afternoon. For more information check

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