Stratford School Academy in top 10% of schools nationally for student progress
Stratford School Academy leads the way as one of the top scoring non-selective state secondary schools in Newham.
On Thursday 20th October, the secondary performance tables were published. Our Progress 8 score of +0.61 places us in the top 10% of schools nationally for progress made between Key Stage 2 and 4.
Progress 8 is one of the most important ways that a school's performance is measured, it is designed to encourage schools to focus on improving the performance of all students and is based on students' attainment in a range of eight subjects at GCSE and the progress made from the Key Stage 2 SATs taken at the end of year 6. The average Progress 8 score of all secondary schools nationally is 0. A score above zero means that, on average, students made more academic progress than students across the country who achieved similar results at the end of Key Stage 2. At Stratford School Academy students make over half a grade extra progress.
84% of students achieving a 4 and above in English and maths and 72% of students achieving a 5 or above. 42% of all grades were the top band 7-9 grades needed to get into competitive sixth forms and colleges. Both girls and boys at the school have performed well above national averages, girls by almost a whole grade with a Progress 8 score of 1.11 placing them amongst the best results in the borough.
Stratford School Academy is really proud of the hard work from both students and staff that has gone into achieving this. Their achievements are made even more remarkable when you consider the challenges faced during the Covid pandemic.
“Staff have really high aspirations and work extremely hard to enable each student to flourish. We know these grades will make a real difference to students’ life chances and we are very proud of what they have achieved.”
- CRAIG HEWITT, HEADTEACHER
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