Venturers’ Academy in Withywood and St Anne’s Park, a special school for children with a primary diagnosis of autism, has announced the results of its first cohort of Year 11 students.
100% of the students following an academic pathway have achieved Level 1 or Level 2 qualifications in Maths and English; alongside a range of AQA life skills awards; and GCSEs in Art and Film Studies, meaning that they have achieved at least five accreditations, allowing them to move on to mainstream sixth forms. All other Year 11 students will continue with their education at the Venturers’ Academy Sixth Form.
Head of School, Steve Hobden, said: “These amazing results are real testament to the hard work of our students, supported by their nurturing families and dedicated teachers. Some of our students join us unable to communicate with anyone outside their immediate family. We can all see their enormous potential and within the specialised environment of Venturers’ Academy, we’re able to develop their talents and provide them with invaluable life skills.
“The students who will stay with us for their sixth form studies, and those who will move across to mainstream sixth forms, have all fulfilled their potential at this stage in their education. I believe that they will go on to achieve great things as they grow.”
Photo caption: Proud parents joined the students at Venturers’ Academy to celebrate their results