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New schools partnership is blossoming a year on
12:30pm Wednesday 9th January 2013 in News
DYSON Perrins’ first year as an academy has seen its relationships with its primary schools “blossoming”, says the school’s assistant head Stuart Wetson.
The secondary school achieved academy status and formed the Malvern Academies Partnership with Great Malvern Primary, St Matthias Church of England Primary, Suckley and Somers Park Schools.
At this year’s speech day Mr Wetson said: “We have just completed our first year as an academy and our relationship with our partner schools is blossoming.
“The partnership allows us to prepare the future students of Dysons for what life will be like when they join us and make their transition as smooth as possible.
“This year we have hosted primary school sports days, taster day lessons and workshops.
The partnership also gives us opportunities to go into primary classrooms to see the skills the pupils are developing so that we can build on them at Dysons.
“We have had another great year at Dyson Perrins which culminated in the summer in a set of examination results that we were very pleased with.
“At GCSE, 77 per cent of our students left with fiveplus A*-C grades, with 56 per cent gaining five-plus A*-C including maths and English.
“Our sixth-formers also enjoyed considerable success with a 97 per cent pass rate.
“We have also got lots of exciting things to look forward to, not least the goahead for National Lottery funding towards a new artificial grass pitch which I am sure the school and local community will benefit from enormously.
“At post-16 we have just embarked on a joint venture with Hereford United and Notts County Football Clubs to offer students the opportunity to continue their studies alongside a Futsal scholarship, which promises to be an interesting development for our school.”