RECORD GCSE results are being celebrated today at South Tyneside’s newest academy.
The former St Joseph’s RC Comprehensive School, in Mill Lane, Hebburn, became St Joseph’s Catholic Academy on July 1.
The new academy’s overall pass rate for A* to C grades, including core subjects maths and English, was 70 per cent.
Headteacher Frank O’Neill, who has just completed his first academic year at the school, said: “Reaching 70 per cent in the overall pass rate is fantastic.
“The figure was a kind of boundary mark and I’m extremely pleased for our pupils, parents and staff.”