Star Academies’ schools achieve top 3 places in national GCSE performance tables

  • Star Academies’ schools secure 1st, 2nd and 3rd places nationally for the Government’s headline Progress 8 measure.
  • Five Star Academies’ schools in top 15 nationally.
  • Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School (TIGHS) achieves 1st place for the fourth consecutive year.
  • The other Star schools in the top 15 are: Eden Boys’ School, Birmingham (2nd), Eden Girls’ School, Coventry (3rd), Eden Girls’ School, Waltham Forest (12th) and Eden Girls’ School, Slough (15th).

Star Academies’ schools have today been ranked amongst the best in England – securing the top 3 places nationally for the Government’s headline performance measure, Progress 8. Five of the trust’s schools have been named in the top 15.

The interim school league tables published today (17th October) by the Department for Education show the ‘Progress 8’ scores for each school in England. Progress 8 reflects the value that schools add to the progress of students, by measuring progress across eight key subjects from the age of 11 to the age when they complete their GCSEs.

Five schools in the Star Academies family have secured a place in the top 15 schools in the country. Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School (TIGHS), in Blackburn, has retained first place nationally for the fourth consecutive year, after also claiming the top spot in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

TIGHS’ Progress 8 score of 2.17 – the highest on record since the measure was introduced – means each of its pupils achieved on average over two GCSE grades better per subject than pupils who were at a similar level at the age of 11. The Blackburn school’s exceptional Progress 8 score surpasses its first-placed 2018 score of 1.91 and is the first school to achieve a Progress 8 score above 2.

Eden Boys’ School, Birmingham and Eden Girls’ School, Coventry achieved 2nd and 3rd place respectively with Progress 8 scores of 1.7 and 1.61. Two further free schools established by Star Academies also ranked in the top 15 schools nationally: Eden Girls’ School, Waltham Forest and Eden Girls’ School, Slough with scores of 1.2 and 1.19 respectively.

The results are all the more exceptional for Eden Boys’ School, Birmingham and Eden Girls’ School, Slough as they reflect the schools’ first cohorts of pupils completing their GCSEs since the schools were opened by Star Academies in 2015. Eden Boys’ School, Preston also achieved an impressive first set of GCSE results with a Progress 8 score of 0.7.

Praising the performance of Star’s schools, Mufti Hamid Patel CBE, Chief Executive of Star Academies, said: “We are delighted to see our schools achieve outstanding results which show not just the attainment but also the exceptional progress our pupils make. For five of our schools to be ranked among the top 15 in the country recognises the impact that our teachers, support staff and parents are having on the life chances of young people.”

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