Star pupils continue to achieve highly, DfE performance figures reveal

Two of the Trust’s schools have retained their spots in the top three schools in England for pupil progress, as the DfE released revised secondary school performance data today.

Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School in Blackburn has once again been ranked at the top of the performance league table for Progress 8, the Government’s headline performance measure that reflects the amount of progress pupils have made during their time at secondary school. TIGHS’ score of +1.81 places them in the number one spot of the table for the second consecutive year.

Also in Blackburn, Tauheedul Islam Boys’ High School, with a Progress 8 measure of +1.55 has been ranked third in the country for pupil progress, again for the second year running.

In a year when GCSE exams became much tougher, the schools achieved outstanding exam results in the summer of 2017, with both listed in the top 1% of schools for all DfE performance measures.

Elsewhere, the Trust’s academies have also celebrated increases in attainment.

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

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

Mufti Hamid Patel CBE, Chief Executive of Star Academies, said:

“We are incredibly proud of the achievements of pupils across the Trust. The data released by the DfE today demonstrates that we are achieving what we set out to: to make a difference to young people in areas of depravation, improving their life chances by providing them with an education of the very highest standards. It also serves to prove that non-selective free schools can compete with the very best schools in the country.

“While it is gratifying for TIGHS and TIBHS to be recognised through their Progress 8 scores, our schools are not obsessed by league table rankings. Their success comes from having the highest of ambitions for all students, regardless of their background, and having an academic curriculum which is substantive and content-driven.

“Our academies are making good progress and the Trust will continue to support them to achieve excellent outcomes for pupils. We are fortunate to have a team of dedicated staff in these academies, committed to working with pupils to nurture them to be the best that they can be.”

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

Added By: Claire Tulloch | Date Added: 25th Jan 2018 | Posted In:

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