Sheffield school in the pink thanks to top award

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A Sheffield school has received national recognition for the good work it does helping its pupils get good passes at GCSE.

Parkwood E-ACT Academy at Shirecliffe came out well in a survey carried out by SSAT, an organisation dedicated to school improvement.

It carried out a detailed analysis of official Department for Education data for all state-funded schools in England. looking at last year’s GCSE results.

As a result the school has qualified for an SSAT Educational Outcomes Award for being in the top 20 per cent of schools nationally for progress made by pupils between 11 abnd 16.

Senior staff have been invited to receive their award at a regional celebration ceremony hosted by SSAT at Dixons Allerton Academy in Bradford in June.

SSAT’s chief executive Sue Williamson said: “Parkwood Academy should be congratulated for their 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 many staff from many others will join us at the celebration ceremony for the chance to network and share strategies with our exceptional award-winners.”