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Carlton le Willows now recognised as one of best schools in UK


A school in Gedling has been recognised as one of the best in the country 

Carlton le Willows ranked in UK top 20%  thanks to students’ great GCSE results in 2017.

The academy received an SSAT Educational Outcomes Award for being in the top 20% of non-selective schools nationally for attainment, based on students’ best 8 average point scores at the end of Key Stage 4 last year.

Head teacher Craig Weaver said he was delighted with the award.

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He said: “To be in the top 20% nationally is a fantastic achievement and is all down to the hard work and dedication of students and staff. Well done to them all.”

In 2017 Carlton le Willows recorded impressive GCSE results with 79% of students gaining five or more GCSEs at Grade 4 (the new C), including English and Maths, with 28% securing A*/A or equivalent (up 7% on last year).

Strong results in core subjects were all significantly above average. In English 33% of students gained 7 (A) or above, 32% achieved 7 and above in Maths and more than 1 in 4 students secured an A*/A in Science.

Data from the Dept of Education and Ofsted, was analysed by SSAT (the Schools, Students and Teachers network), and compared with a national database of results with the highest performing in a range of key measures granted an award.

Carlton le Willows will be presented with the award in the summer term in a ceremony attended by winners from across the region.

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Sue Williamson, SSAT chief executive, said: “The Educational Outcomes Award recognises an important aspect of the schools’ work, but, as we know, there is much more to recognise in a good school like Carlton le Willows Academy.

“SSAT is pleased to recognise the quality of leadership and the hard work of all staff to ensure the success of every child. A big thank you and well done to pupils, parents, staff and governors.”

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