Our Performance

A Star education is all about excellence. We have extensive experience of establishing, developing and continually improving outstanding schools that deliver outstanding results.


Year upon year, our founding school, TIGHS, has ranked extremely highly on a range of attainment measures in school league tables, including being one of the top schools nationally for progress made by pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and for progress made by its most able learners.

Of course, to achieve academic success, children must attend school regularly. Star pupils consistently secure the lowest absence rates in England. The DfE school attendance figures confirm that Star schools regularly top the attendance tables.

We lead a number of improvement partnerships, supporting secondary and primary schools in areas of significant deprivation. For example, Blackburn Central High School was one of two schools to be judged the most improved in the country for the progress and achievements made over the three years of Star’s involvement.


Ten of our schools that have been inspected by Ofsted have achieved “outstanding” status.

TIGHS has achieved Ofsted “outstanding” three consecutive times. Our first free school – TIBHS – also achieved Ofsted “outstanding” at its very first inspection.

In 2013, the Trust opened two new primary schools; The Olive School, Blackburn and The Olive School, Hackney. Building on the unparalleled successes of the other schools in the Star family, the Olive Schools have established a track record of excellence in their own right and secured Ofsted “outstanding” status in 2015.

In 2017, Eden Boys’ School, Bolton, Eden Girls’ School, Coventry and Eden Girls’ School, Waltham Forest were also graded as “outstanding” in all areas.

In 2018, Eden Girls’ School, Slough, Eden Boys’ School, Birmingham and Eden Boys’ School, Preston were inspected for the first time and secured Ofsted “outstanding” in every aspect of their provision.

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