CARLTON le Willows Academy has been given a national award in recognition of being among the best performing secondary schools in the country.
The Academy receives the accolade for being in the top 20% of non-selective schools nationally, based on the excellent exam results of students in 2018.
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.
Carlton le Willows head teacher Craig Weaver said he was delighted with the award, which follows release of official Dept for Education figures showing the Academy is the best school in the district based on pupil progress.
He said: “I’m so proud that the hard work of students, supported by parents and Academy staff, has been nationally recognised. Such outstanding results can only be achieved with consistent focus, determination and commitment from the whole school community, so a big well done to everyone!”
Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said: “I am delighted that Carlton le Willows Academy has won an Educational Outcomes Awards. This recognises one important aspect of the school’s work but at SSAT we believe an outstanding school has deep social justice at the heart of its plan; it subjects that plan to constant challenge and innovation; and it liberates teachers to perform brilliantly in the classroom.
“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 students, parents, staff and governors.”
Carlton le Willows Academy will be presented with their award during the summer term at a ceremony attended by winners from across the region.