Star Academies’ continued excellence highlighted in new GCSE performance tables
Star Academies’ schools have today been ranked among the best in England – with more schools placed in the top 75 in the country than any other multi-academy trust.
The performance tables published today by the Department for Education show the provisional “Progress 8” scores for each school in England. Progress 8 measures the progress of every pupil in a school from age 11 to GCSE across eight subjects, including key academic subjects.
Five of Star’s academies are placed in the top 75, and four are in the top 12, with Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School (TIGHS), in Blackburn, in first place nationally – this is a hat-trick of first places, after claiming the top spot in both 2016 and 2017.
TIGHS’s Progress 8 score of 1.91 means each of its pupils achieved on average two GCSE grades better per subject than similar pupils nationally. Its high score was an improvement on last year’s score of 1.82.
Eden Girls’ School in Coventry, Tauheedul Islam Boys’ High School in Blackburn, and Eden Girls’ School in Waltham Forest are also in the top dozen schools in the country, with scores of 1.36, 1.32, and 1.28, while Eden Boys’ School in Bolton achieved 0.95 – on average a grade better per subject per pupil than similar pupils nationally – to come 73rd equal. This summer was the first that Eden Girls’ School in Coventry, Eden Girls’ School in Waltham Forest, and Eden Boys’ School in Bolton have had GCSE results.
All five Star schools celebrated outstanding exam results in the summer, including especially strong performances in the English Baccalaureate, the set of academic subjects that best enable young people to win places at leading universities and compete for top jobs.
Praising the performance of Star’s schools, Hamid Patel CBE, Chief Executive of Star Academies, said:
“It’s very pleasing to see our schools achieve outstanding results which show not just the attainment but also the progress our pupils make.
“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 four of our schools to be ranked among the top dozen in the country for progress, and for five to be in the top 75, demonstrates that non-selective schools can compete with the very best in the country and make a real difference for our pupils.”
The Trust is also celebrating increases in attainment at its sponsored academies including at Bay Leadership Academy in Morecambe and Tong Leadership Academy in Bradford.
Mufti Hamid Patel added:
“The Trust is providing excellent support to our sponsored academies and this is now starting to have a very positive impact for pupils. We are committed to building on positive results and work with academy staff so that these pupils, as with all others in our family of Star schools, receive the highest standard of education possible and fulfil their potential.”
Added By: Star Academies | Date Added: 16th Oct 2018 | Posted In: Latest News