Upper school bags two awards for being in the top 10 per cent for pupil progress and high attainment

Library image.
Library image.
  • School is recognised for high attainment of GCSE students
  • It is ranked in the top 10 per cent nationally for progress and high attainment
  • ‘They have proved themselves to be leading the field in improving GCSE outcomes for their students’

A village upper school has been ranked as one of the best in the country for student progress and attainment.

Sharnbrook Upper School has received national recognition for the value it adds to enable students’ high achievement at GCSE.

SSAT - the Schools, Students and Teachers Network - recently undertook an indepth analysis of official Department for Education data on all state-funded schools in England.

Sharnbrook has qualified for two SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards by being in the top 10 per cent of schools nationally for the progress made by pupils between Key Stage 2 results at primary school and GCSE results at age 16, and in the top 10 per cent nationally for high attainment.

The school in Odell Road, which was rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted inspectors back in May 2013, has been invited to receive its award during a regional celebration ceremony in London on May 12.

Chief executive of SSAT Sue Williamson said: “They have proved themselves to be leading the field in improving GCSE outcomes for their students. There is so much good practice that this school could share, and I hope they will join us at the celebration evening for the chance to network and share strategies with award-winning schools.

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

“I am proud that this school is a member of the SSAT network.”

SSAT is an independent membership organisation for schools, which offers support to raise educational standards.