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St Annes leads the way for GCSEs

Published Monday, 23 March 2015

St Anne's Catholic High School for Girls in Enfield is among the top 10% of English schools enabling its students to gain high achievement at GCSE.

With over 80% of St Anne’s students gaining at least five GCSEs at A*- C including English and maths, they are far ahead of the national average of 55%.  And this is for the second year running. 

Progress in English and maths from 11 – 16 is significantly above the national average on all levels.             

Recent analysis of Department for Education data on all state-funded schools in England by the Schools, Students and Teachers Network, (SSAT) identified this success.

 St Anne’s has now qualified for two prestigious SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards by being in the top 10% of schools for progress and in the top 10% for high GCSE attainment.

School representatives will receive their awards at a regional celebration ceremony hosted by SSAT at Holland Park School in London on 12 May.

Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said: “St Anne's Catholic High School for Girls should be congratulated for exceptional achievement. 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 other award-winning schools.

“These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and leadership team at St Anne's 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.”

Headteacher, Siobhan Gilling, said, “We are thrilled that our hard work has been recognised nationally. This can only be achieved with a committed staff and with young people who are determined to learn and make the most of their skills and talents.”

Cllr Ayfer Orhan, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Children’s Services & Protection added, “Congratulations to everyone at St Anne’s. National recognition demonstrates the superb quality of teaching and learning at the school and it is thoroughly well-deserved.”

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