Tapton School headteacher tells of pride at Sheffield school’s inclusion in list of north’s best

Tapton School headteacher Kathryn Rhodes has told of her pride at the school’s inclusion in a list of the North of England’s best schools.

Thursday, 9th December 2021, 11:18 pm

The school was one of five, along with Silverdale, Birkdale and Sheffield Girls' High, and Oughtibridge Primary, listed among the top performing schools in the north, as revealed in Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2022.

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A Year 13 physics class at Tapton School. The headteachers has spoken of her pride after it was rated as one of the best in the north. Picture Scott Merrylees

Headteacher Mrs Rhodes said of its inclusion in the list: “We are really proud of the hard work of all our students, parents and staff.

"These results are the culmination of all that we do to ensure all our students feel valued and cared for during their time with us.

"Tapton students achieve excellence because of the support and challenge that we put in place for them.

“We’re a really diverse and inclusive community – no matter what their background we have big dreams for our students and strive to do all we can to help them realise them.”

The list of the top 10 independent secondary schools in the north puts Sheffield High School for Girls, at Broomhall, as the fifth best in the region, and Birkdale was rated 10th in the north.

For state schools, Silverdale was rated sixth in the north, and Tapton was rated ninth in the north.

Oughtibridge Primary School was rated ninth best primary in the north in the list published earlier this week.