Devon

GCSE results rise at Tavistock College in Devon

Pupils at Tavistock College
Image caption Ms Salmon said the success was down to the hard work of staff, students and parents

A Devon secondary school is celebrating after 183 of its 252 pupils received five GCSE's, grade A*-C, which was a 17% rise compared to 2010.

Last year Tavistock College was put into special measures by Ofsted. The school said these results put it "back on the road to success".

In 2010, 151 of the 267 pupils received five GCSE's, grade A*-C.

Principal Helen Salmon said: "It is most encouraging that more students are being successful."

In 2010, inspectors had said students were not making acceptable progress, and areas that had been criticised included teaching standards and the school's leadership.

"These results show that Tavistock College is bouncing back and looking to the future.

"We are absolutely delighted to see this uplift in our results," added Ms Salmon.

She said the success was down to the hard work of staff, students and parents.

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