Sheffield school makes top 10 nationally in latest league tables

A Sheffield secondary school has made the top 10 nationally in the latest league tables, published today.

Thursday, 19th January 2017, 2:54 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th January 2017, 3:02 pm
Sheffield Park Academy was ninth in the Government's latest school league tables

Sheffield Park Academy was ranked ninth in England for the improvement made by students, which has replaced raw GCSE results as the government's key performance assessment tool.

The school's Progress 8 score, which compares pupils' achievement across eight qualifications upon starting secondary school with their grades when leaving, was an impressive 0.93.

The highest Progress 8 score in the country was 1.14, and any school with a positive score is doing well when it comes to raising pupils' standards.

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Sheffield Park Academy's associate principal Claire Bailey said: "These figures are testament to our exceptionally committed and hard-working staff and pupils and to the support given to the school by parents and the local community.

"They demonstrate the significant progress that our pupils make when they come here, especially in the core subjects of English and maths.

"We are very proud of the confident, ambitious young people that we have here and look forward to them continuing their success in our sixth form."

Across Sheffield's secondary schools, the average Progress 8 score was 0.01, while in Doncaster it stood at -0.21.