Giles Academy in top 20 per cent in the nation


The Giles Academy received an SSAT Educational Outcomes Award at an event in Cambridge on Thursday.

The award means the Old Leake school is in the top 20 per cent of schools nationally for adding value to their students’ achievements at GCSE.

A recent in-depth analysis of official Department for Education data bringing together the latest performance and contextual data and Ofsted gradings on all state-funded schools in England by SSAT, the national schools’ membership organisation for improvement and collaboration, identified a number of schools’ success.

The Giles Academy, among others from across the East of England, were invited to receive an award at a regional celebration ceremony hosted by SSAT. Other ceremonies were held around the country in the following weeks.

Sue Williamson, chief executive of SSAT, said: “These schools should be congratulated for their exceptional achievement. “They have proved themselves to be leading the field in improving GCSE outcomes for their students.

“These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and leadership teams, and show what can be achieved when skilled teachers have high expectations and ambition for every young person.

She added: “I am proud that these schools are members of the SSAT network.”