Good news for Star schools as secondary school league tables are revealed

TIGHS and TIBHS, two of the Trust’s schools in Blackburn, Lancashire, have once again been ranked first and third of all schools in England for pupil progress, and are listed in the top 1% of schools for all Department for Education performance measures.

The interim school league tables, released by the DfE on Thursday 12 October, place Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School top for progress, for the second consecutive year. The school has achieved the highest Progress 8 score in the country – +1.82 – while Tauheedul Islam Boys’ High School’s Progress 8 score of +1.57 places them third spot in the league table, again for the second year running.

Similarly, TIGHS achieved an Attainment 8 score of 64.3, while the boys’ school’s score was 61.9. Both scores are among the highest in the country, firmly placing the schools in the top 1%.

The two Star schools celebrated outstanding exam results in the summer.

TIBHS’ second only GCSE cohort achieved grades to be incredibly proud of, with 93% of pupils achieving a ‘standard pass’ at grades 9 to 4 in English and Maths. The same high grades were achieved by 92% of pupils at TIGHS.

76% of TIGHS pupils achieved the English Baccalaureate, a qualification that recognises pupils who achieved grades 9 to 5 in English and Maths as well as grades A* to C in two sciences, a modern foreign language and either History of Geography. 63% of TIBHS pupils attained the E Bacc qualification. Nationally, around a fifth of pupils achieved this.

Students at TIGHS Sixth Form also achieved fantastic A-Level results with a magnificent 100% of the cohort achieving three passes at grades A* to C. Of the students taking vocational qualifications, 86% secured at least a ‘DDD’ Distinction grade in the Extended Diploma.

Praising the performance of the two schools, Mufti Hamid Patel CBE, Chief Executive of Star Academies, said:

“It’s incredibly satisfying that these two schools continue to achieve outstanding results and receive national recognition for the outcomes for pupils.

“It has always been our mission to improve the life chances of young people in disadvantaged areas by providing them with an excellent standard of education. For two of our schools to be ranked among the best in the country for progress – and for the second year running – demonstrates that non-selective free schools can compete with the very best schools in the country.

“In a year when exams in English and Maths became much tougher, today’s data release highlights how our schools continue to achieve the highest standards of education, making a real difference for our pupils.”

The Trust is also celebrating increases in attainment at its sponsored academies.

At Highfield Leadership Academy in Blackpool the top GCSE passes increased by 12% this summer, with more pupils achieving grades 9 to 4 in the tougher English and Maths exams.

Similarly, at Laisterdyke Leadership Academy in Bradford the number of pupils achieving grades 9 to 4 in English and Maths was up by 11%.

Mufti Hamid Patel added:

“The support the Trust is providing in our sponsored academies is having a real impact for pupils. We will continue to build on these positive results and work with academy staff to be certain that these young people, like all others in our family of Star schools, receive the best standards of education possible.”

The school league tables can be viewed on the Department for Education website.

Added By: Claire Tulloch | Date Added: 13th Oct 2017 | Posted In:

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