Students put focus on school

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SNAP-HAPPY students have put their school in the picture for another national award.

Nunnykirk School for Dyslexia near Morpeth has picked up a Good Schools Guide subject award for Art and Design (Photography) for the fourth year running.

The award recognises the quality of teaching and GCSE exam results.

Nunnykirk has long excelled in photography, with a previous student ranking in the top five in the country for GCSE results, and this year all pupils who sat the exam passed at Grade C or above, with half securing A* grades.

Headteacher Carol Hodgson said: “The Good Schools Guide has become the place to go if you want impartial advice on an independent or specialist school for your child so we are very pleased to have been given one of its special subject awards again for our photography exam results.

“The creative arts have always featured highly at Nunnykirk and photography in particular has produced excellent exam results and a number of our former pupils have gone on to have successful careers in this field.”

The guide was set up by two mothers seeking reliable information about prospective schools more than 25 years ago and is now considered one of the most trusted sources of information in the country.