College head is to retire as results celebrated

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SELSTON Arts and Community College students have celebrated their success after grades improved by nine per cent compared to last year.

Fifty-nine per cent of students gained at least 5A* to C grades, including maths and English, the new government benchmark for successful schools and colleges. Ninty-one per cent of all science students gained a grade C or above, the audience at the college’s Certificate Presentation Evening was told.

Head teacher Di Stendall said she was sad that this was the last event of this kind that she would be attending as she was retiring after 12 years. She congratulated all the students, including those who were unable to attend, for their dedication towards hard work.

She went on to say that such a rise in success was due to the tremendous team ethos that now existed and that such results would not have been possible without the dedication of the staff.

She encouraged all her students to go out and follow their dreams