Staff and pupils at Millais School and The Forest School are celebrating after being recognised for their outstanding GCSE results in 2011, writes Alexandra White.
Both schools are in the top 10 per cent of non-selective schools in England, where students attained five or more A* and A grades at GCSE in subjects including English and Mathematics. The Forest School achieved 20 per cent and Millais 34 per cent. Millais also gained recognition for being one of the top 10 per cent of schools adding extra value to their students’ achievements, above and beyond expected outcomes.
Every school in the country has been ranked according to figures released by the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT). These rankings raise the bar for schools by only counting their performances at the highest GCSE grades – A* and A.
Sue Williamson, chief executive of SSAT, said: “Millais School and The Forest School should be congratulated for their stunning achievement in securing superb GCSE outcomes for students. Millais is one of the best schools in the country at outperforming expectations for pupils and improving their future prospects.
“These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and leadership teams at both schools.”
Leon Nettley and Siobhan Denning, head teachers of Millais and Forest, said: “This is testament to the commitment and hard work of pupils, teachers, staff and parents of both schools and evidence of our belief in high expectations, good teaching and ambition.”