Craven Pupil Referral Service has congratulated its students on their GCSE successes.

Headteacher, Carol Robertson, said: "We are so very proud of our students this year. These results are a testament to our students' hard work and the dedication and support of staff and parents and will enable students to move onto their chosen college places and apprenticeships. Students have shown great resilience and determination to succeed despite exam courses being cut short. A number of students have taken the opportunity to gain extra online qualifications, such as the Employability Award, in addition to completing coursework for non-GCSE courses. Some students have started apprenticeships earlier than planned and one has even worked as a relief care assistant in a care home that required additional staffing."

GCSE results were shared electronically as soon as they were available with students receiving a phone call from a member of the leadership team shortly afterwards. Students expressed delight and relief that results have been based on their overall school assessments after weeks of worrying that they might not reflect all their hard work. Students are moving onto post-16 courses at a number of colleges including Craven College, Lancaster and Morecambe College, Keighley College and Leeds College of Art as well as apprenticeships in the Craven area.

Year 10 medical pupils, who also achieved GCSE successes this summer, are moving to North Yorkshire's Inclusive Education Service for lessons from September. The entire staff team at the PRS would like to wish the 2020 leavers every success in the future.