Star Academies ‘top of the class’ in MAT performance tables

  • Star Academies claims first place in MAT performance tables for the second year running.
  • Star Academies’ schools hold top three places nationally for the Government’s headline Progress 8 measure.
  • Five schools run by Star Academies in top 14 nationally for progress.
  • Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School (TIGHS) ranked best in the country for the fourth consecutive year.
  • Four further schools run by Star Academies secured places in top 14 nationally: Eden Boys’ School, Birmingham (2nd), Eden Girls’ School, Coventry (3rd), Eden Girls’ School, Waltham Forest (13th) and Eden Girls’ School, Slough (14th).

Star Academies has been named the top performing Multi Academy Trust (MAT) in the country for the second year running following an exceptional performance by schools run by the trust.

MAT league tables, published by the Department for Education today, confirmed that Star Academies’ outstanding performance meant that it has retained the top spot nationally with an average ‘Progress 8’ score of 0.74.

‘Progress 8’ (P8) is the Government’s main performance measure and reflects the value that schools add to the progress of students, from the age of 11 to when they complete their GCSEs, compared to their peers of similar prior ability across the country.

The performance tables rate all multi-academy trusts in England with pupils taking part in GCSE exams in 2019.  Only schools that have been operated by a MAT for three or more years are included in the results.

Three schools run by Star Academies secured first, second and third places in England for the headline performance measure, Progress 8.

A total of five schools run by Star Academies were placed among the top 14 in the country. Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School (TIGHS), in Blackburn, continued its run of success after it was placed first nationally for the fourth consecutive year. It previously earned the top spot in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

TIGHS also achieved a record-breaking Progress 8 score of 2.16 – meaning pupils attending the school could expect to achieve on average over two GCSE grades better per subject than pupils who were at a similar level at the age of 11.

The school has gone from strength to strength building on its previous Progress 8 score of 1.9 in 2018. The school is now celebrating its achievement of becoming the first in the country to gain a Progress 8 score above 2.

Eden Boys’ School, Birmingham was ranked second place in the table with a Progress 8 score of 1.69 and Eden Girls’ School, Coventry came third with a score of 1.61. Two further free schools established by Star Academies also ranked in the top 14 schools nationally. Eden Girls’ School, Waltham Forest and Eden Girls’ School, Slough both achieved the same high ranking score of 1.19.

Across the trust, 57% of students at schools operated by Star Academies achieved a ‘strong pass’ in English and Maths, compared to 43% nationally.

Mufti Hamid Patel CBE, Chief Executive of Star Academies, praised the schools’ exceptional achievements. He said:

“We are immensely proud of our people at Star Academies who continue to work hard to improve the life chances of our pupils. The progress our pupils make is testimony not only to their own hard work, but also to the determination and dedication of our teachers, support staff and our pupils’ parents. We are delighted by these results and hope to be able to continue to build on this success next year.”

Star Academies’ schools also performed strongly in terms of English Baccalaureate (EBacc) entries with 89.3% of pupils entering, compared to 40% nationally. Pupils at schools operated by Star Academies achieved an average point score of 4.88, compared to 4.07 across the country. In total, 43.5% of the trust’s students achieved an EBacc at grade 4/C compared to 25% nationally.

The English Baccalaureate recognises achievement in a range of academic and challenging subjects.   It is awarded to students who achieve a ‘Strong Pass’ in English, Maths, Science, a modern foreign language and History or Geography.

Schools Minister Lord Agnew praised Star Academies’ excellent performance. He said:

“These results are truly impressive and demonstrate what can be achieved through the hard work of pupils, teachers and leaders. Across the country free schools and academies are demonstrating their worth by driving up entry to the EBacc – which is key to opening opportunities for young people and raising standards in our schools – and recording impressive results year after year.”

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