LPW Independent School celebrates best ever GCSE results…again!

22nd August 2019

Learning Partnership West (LPW) Independent School is a full-time alternative education provider for young people for whom mainstream education has not worked.

The Acting Head Teacher, Dan Carter, said he was absolutely delighted for the students at the school who have passed their GCSEs this year.

A Bristol school that supports dozens of the city’s most disengaged young people celebrated another record-breaking set of results this year! LPW Independent School based in Bedminster and the City centre is a full-time alternative education provider where learners are taught in small groups so teachers can pay particular attention to their individual needs. This year the school entered the highest number of learners to date to sit GCSE examinations, and gained the best set of results ever!

Acting Head Teacher Dan Carter comments “Last academic year we celebrated the highest number of entries into GCSE, and when the results came out we had our best ever results last August. This year, our learners have trumped this!”

“51 young people took their GCSE English and mathematics. 82% achieved their English and 76% achieved their mathematics.”

 “Our staff are quite rightly proud of the progress that the young people have made during their time at LPW Independent School both academically and socially, and it’s fantastic our results are even better than last year. It’s so important that young people have the opportunity to sit their GCSEs to gain access to further education, which supports employment and better opportunities in the future.”

“Many of the learners that sat their exams this year struggled with attendance, literacy and numeracy as well as being able to form positive working relationships at their previous school setting. We work tirelessly with our learners and their families to support them to access education and have the opportunity to achieve qualifications. Our wraparound approach to education supports us to help connect young people’s learning with their mental and physical wellbeing, as well as their relationships with their peers, teachers and local community.”

He said: “When many of our students came to our school, they didn’t have confidence in their ability, or think they would achieve GCSEs and vocational qualifications.”

“Their journey through education has not been easy. But it just shows how, with the right support, what young people can achieve!”

“Our students have worked incredibly hard towards these exams and these results today are a real testament to their dedication, the commitment of the staff who teach at our school and the holistic support we give young people.”

“We are privileged to work with an amazing group of young people who make our schools such special, supportive places to learn.”