CARLTON le Willows Academy has been given a national award in recognition of being among the best performing secondary schools in the country – for the second year running
The Academy receives not one, but two, accolades for being in the top 20% of non-selective schools nationally, both for attainment and pupil progress, based on the excellent exam results of students in 2019.
The Educational Outcomes Award from SSAT, the Schools, Students and Teachers network, comes after the network analysed data from the Department for Education and Ofsted, comparing all state-funded schools in England and the highest performing schools for a range of key measures.
Notice of the award was issued just days before schools closed their doors to most students due to the coronavirus pandemic, with a letter from the SSAT saying: “We are committed to recognising the successes of schools in improving the lives of children and the Educational Outcomes Awards are one way that we do this.
“In light of the current situation we feel it is as important as ever to give recognition to the dedication and hard work of all who work in our schools.”
In summer 2019 the Academy reported outstanding GCSE results, with 64% of students gaining Grade 5 and above in English and maths, and recording a Progress 8 measure above the national average at 0.48.