Hackney head: Mossbourne A-levels ‘outstanding’

Mossbourne head Peter Hughes (school-supplied pic)

THE STANDARD-BEARER for northeast London schools, Mossbourne, says it has achieved “outstanding” A-level results.

In the examinations 87% of students were awarded A* to C. Four pupils, Calum Jacobs, Kate Stewart, Hilal Yazan and Ade Olatunde, have been offered places at Oxford.

Last year one Mossbourne Community Academy pupil was offered a place at Oxford and two at Cambridge.

This year Mossies gained straight As and 22.1 % achieved AAB or better. In 2011, when the headmaster was Michael Wilshaw, eight were offered Cambridge places.

The present headmaster, Peter Hughes, pictured at the school, above, said: These results have enabled our students to gain places at top universities in America, Oxford, Durham, Edinburgh, Warwick, Glasgow and Manchester, to name but a few.” More than a third of  A-level students were likely to enter Russell Group universities

Mossbourne attracted bright children from its inception and quickly became admired for the strict discipline imposed by Wilshaw, who is now the chief schools inspector. It was a favourite of the recently dumped Education Secretary Michael Gove.

Parents who want their children to get into Oxbridge or another top university will also be looking at the London Academy of Excellence in Stratford and its truly outstanding results.

* Mossbourne Community Academy, 100 Downs Park Road, Hackney E5 8JY (020 8525 5200)

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