The Charter School was launched five years ago after a local campaign by parents.
As the first intake of pupils sit their GCSE exams presenter Winifred Robinson assesses how this experiment in education has fared
The school was the first of its kind in Britain, involving the transformation of the site of a failing school and the recruitment of a new head, teachers and pupils.
There were high expectations of the 11 year olds who started at the Charter in 2000 and Radio 4 has tracked their progress over the years.
With the GCSE marking the end of their compulsory education what are their hopes for the future and how do they feel about the school.