Proud secondary school celebrates students’ exam success with a banner – but misspells GCSEs – The Sun

A SCHOOL put up a banner celebrating its exam success — and misspelled GCSEs.

It boasted that 36 per cent of its Year 11s got grade 7 or higher in their “GSCEs”.

The banner was quickly removed once staff at Outwood Academy, in Easingwold, North Yorks, realised their blunder.

However the mistake has left locals in the town in fits of giggles.

One resident said: "The school was pretty poor a few years ago. Oftsted came in and completely slated them and they turned it all round.

"They’ve done everything right as a school except for the banner – it’s hilarious."

The school, which caters for 645 pupils aged 11-18, reopened as an academy in 2018 as part of the Outwood Grange Academies Trust.

Former pupils include ex-footballer Bobby Mimms, who won the Premier League with Blackburn Rovers in 1995.



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Staff failed to pick up on the embarrassing error until yesterday morning when the banner was hastily removed.

A school spokesperson said: "Unfortunately, unlike our GCSE results, it would appear our banner approval process was not outstanding.

"We are thankful to the parent for pointing out the error on the banner and a replacement has been ordered."

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