League tables confirm TIGHS is one of the best schools in the country

  • ‘Progress 8’ Score of +1.55 – the second highest value added score in the country.
  • 91% of students achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grades A* to C with English and Maths – 4th nationally amongst non-selective schools.
  • 74% achieved the English Baccalaureate, ranked 3rd nationally, and 50 percentage points higher than the national average.
  • Third highest in the country for ‘value added’ in the ‘best 8 GCSEs’ for each student.
  • One of the best schools in the country for results by students from disadvantaged backgrounds and with low prior achievement from primary school.
  • 58% of students with low prior achievement achieved 5A*-Cs with English and Maths, ranked third nationally. Around 7% achieve this nationally.
  • 85% of students from disadvantaged backgrounds achieved 5A*-Cs with English and Maths, ranked sixth highest. Nationally, around a third of students achieve this.

STATEMENT

Students and staff at Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School and Sixth Form College celebrated the publication of the school league tables last week, which placed the school as the highest achieving in the Borough and one of the highest achieving in the country.

91% of students achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grades A* to C with English and Maths, while 74% achieved the English Baccalaureate.

In the new ‘Progress 8’ Score, TIGHS achieved the second highest value-added in the country. ‘Progress 8’ is the Government’s main measure to reflect the value that schools add to the achievement of students compared to peers of similar prior ability across the country.

The Government also confirmed that TIGHS is ranked third in the country for results by students with low prior achievement at primary school. 58% of students from with low prior achievement achieved 5A*-Cs with English and Maths. Nationally, only 7% of students achieve this result.

Government figures also confirmed that TIGHS is one of the best schools in the country for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, those living in low-income households or who are in Local Authority care. 85% of students from disadvantaged backgrounds achieve 5A*-Cs with English and Maths. Nationally, fewer than two-fifths of such students achieve this result.

CEO, (Mufti) Hamid Patel, explained: ‘The Government figures show that we are achieving amazing results with our students – regardless of their prior ability. What’s really impressive is that some of our most vulnerable learners – those who have performed poorly at primary school and those who are in foster care or from low-income families – have achieved so well. That’s really pleasing for everyone.’

In March 2014, the school was rated as ‘outstanding’ following an Ofsted inspection. In their report, inspectors praised ‘highly effective’ teaching, ‘excellent attitudes’ and ‘happy, mature, caring’ students.

In September 2013, a group of leading academics commissioned by Trinity Mirror’s Data Unit ranked TIGHS as the highest amongst over 3000 state-funded schools. Unlike Government league tables which focus on GCSE results, the ranking by Trinity Mirror provided a ‘comprehensive view’ based on 20 official government indicators – taking into account everything from the expected levels of achievement, quality of teaching, levels of truancy, progression to jobs and university as well as behaviour.

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