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Burnham For Mayor

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

The most improved High School in the Borough

The performance tables published last week showed that Westleigh High School is the Most Improved School in Wigan and the 4th Most Improved school out of 251 High schools in Greater Manchester.

The school  achieved 55% 5 A* - C’s, including English and Maths – WHICH IS THE BEST EVER in the history of the school.  This is an increase of 19% from 2010’s results.

Headteacher John Banks said, “We are all absolutely delighted for the students who have gained these excellent results.  The students worked very hard to achieve these grades, and fully deserve the exciting futures ahead of them at college and university. It is evident that the strategies we put in place to remove barriers to learning has reaped the rewards and this year’s Year 11 cohort are predicted to do better. The success would not be possible without the support of our Parents the efforts of our genuine team of superb teachers and the students themselves."

"The 3 way partnership of Students – Parents – Teachers is the key to Westleigh High School’s success story.”

It fills me with pride to see the incredible progress that has been made by Westleigh High School.  I pay tribute to the Headteacher and all of his staff for their sheer dedication to the children and young people of our community.  The whole town is proud of a school that is the most improved in the Borough and one of the most improved in Greater Manchester. 

These achievements by the children are outstanding and they are a credit to Leigh.  The only thing I ask is ‘Keep up the good work!’ ”.

Councillor Susan Loudon – Councillor for Atherleigh Ward said, "Congratulations to Westleigh High School, students, staff and parents. Westleigh High School has, over the last few years, always produced good results and that is good for the school, for Leigh and for the Borough.  But it is particularly good for the students who have worked very hard to achieve such excellent results. I would thank parents and the teaching staff for giving students the support that they need."