Claudy Pupils Break all Records!
Year 12 students at St Patrick’s & St Brigid’s College have broken all school records with an exceptional set of GCSE results. The school has claimed the title, ‘Best non-Grammar in the North West’ for several of the past five years with the percentage of pupils attaining 5 or more GCSE passes, including Mathematics and English, significantly above the NI average for similar schools, leaving the school well-placed to claim the title again this year.
Principal, Mrs Deirdre O’Kane is, ’absolutely delighted with this year’s results, which surpass all expectations. The significant rise in the number of pupils achieving the higher grades in Mathematics and English has certainly contributed to the college’s success this year. Almost 70% of our pupils have achieved at least 5 GCSE passes including the all- important English and Mathematics, which sits well above the Northern Ireland average of 47%. We are overwhelmed by our students’ success’. Mrs O’Kane believes that the strong partnership between the college and home means that any problems are identified early and strategies put in place to support each child.
The Chairman of the Board of Governors of the college, Mr Eddie Kerlin was not surprised by the college’s success, ‘It’s a happy school which encourages, supports and develops pupils to meet their potential and in such an environment young people will undoubtedly flourish’. He commended the work of all staff in contributing to this, ‘record-breaking set of GCSE results’.
The college is an all-ability, co-educational school which welcomes children from all backgrounds. It has limited places available in a few of the year groups and the Principal would welcome any enquiries for enrolment to what she refers to as, ‘our small, happy, high achieving, family school’.