A specialist SEN school for secondary aged boys with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs

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Proportion of students progressing to further education, employment or training 89%
Students that passed at least two qualifications 100%
Students that recorded at least one GCSE at grade 3 67%
Students that recorded at least one GCSE at grade 4 55%
Students achieving English at grade 4 or above 44%
Students achieving Maths at grade 4 or above 33%
Students achieving English and Maths at grade 4 or above 33%
Students achieving five good GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths 33%
Students achieving five good GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including English and Maths 22%

Student Destinations

At LWS, we support students in finding and securing the most appropriate post 16 destination, whether it be college, apprenticeships or traineeships. If needed, students can be supported throughout their entire application process, from familiarisation visits to interview.

There is an increasing trend of our Year 11 leavers securing education post 16. This academic year, 90% of our 2019 leavers are predicted to secure their preferred placement.

Our destinations figures are often suppressed nationally due to small cohort size.

Record breaking GCSE results at LWS Academy – August 2020

At LWS, we encourage every opportunity for our students to achieve, and this year, we are incredibly proud of our Year 11 students. All passed at least two GCSEs, nearly two thirds achieved at least a standard pass in one of their subjects and a third achieved five good GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and Maths. As a result, 89% of our students have secured their place in further education or training to progress further with their ambitions.

Super Achiever Billy aspires to study Law at Oxbridge

Billy celebrates his results with Mr Berry and Mr Sulo

Billy passed eight qualifications, six of which were graded at least a grade 5 ‘strong pass’. Billy achieved Grade 6’s in English Language and History, and Grade 5’s in English Literature, Mathematics and Combined Science. Billy also recorded a Level 2 Pass in Health and Fitness and Level 1 Merit in Design Technology. Billy is passionate about tackling social disadvantage and had strong words of advice to his younger peers:

“There is no other solution to our problems other than getting decent grades; going on to college, a good university and a good job. Being able to do what you want to do in life.”

“I have had a pretty difficult journey after attending different secondary schools, but this has given me enough perspective to see that our country doesn’t particularly help a lot of people very well. I can be the voice of those people who don’t have a voice otherwise.”

Billy will be studying A-level History, Law and Sociology at college with the ambition of reading Law at Oxford or Cambridge University in the near future.
Click here to watch Billy explain how perseverance and hard work helped him succeed at LWS.

Talented Josh excels academically and vocationally

Josh stands proudly with his mum and Mr Berry

Josh recorded excellent passes in nine qualifications. His English Language, English Literature, Mathematics and History results were all a grade 5 ‘strong pass’. Talented in his practical subjects, Josh also achieved standard passes in his Food and Nutrition, Health and Fitness and Design Technology.
He had wise words of advice to his peers:

“Don’t sit and take difficulty on the chin when you’re in the lesson, work harder in those lessons”.

Josh is considering a mixture of A-levels including Catering at college.

Click here to watch Josh share how his determination and hard work enabled him to succeed.

Determined Lucas overcomes barriers during lockdown to realise his potential in key EBacc subjects

Lucas achieved five grade 4’s including English, Mathematics, Combined Science and History as well as a grade 3 in English Literature and Merit in his Design and Technology course. Despite being unable to attend school for some time, Lucas believes that the secret to his success is purely down to his hard work before and during lockdown, where he was able to turn his potential ambitions for success into reality. His results mean Lucas is now able to study higher level courses at college.

Former student and current member of staff secures passes in English and Maths

At 16, Lewis Abikarran, a former LWS student, was determined to give something back to the school and was offered an internship to grow and develop as a support asssitant. Today, Lewis was incredibly proud to receive news that he has now achieved grade 4’s in both English and Mathematics. He said:

“I’m so happy that I have now passed my English and Maths. I’m really grateful that my teachers continue to help me even as a member of staff.”

Armed with key qualifications, Lewis will be working towards a higher level apprenticeship this year. We also look forward to proudly welcoming him back in September as a Learning Support Assistant at LWS.

Steven celebrates passing eight qualifications with Mr Berry and Miss Lawley

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