School to receive national awards for exam excellence

Acting Head Teacher Helen Key and students Kathryn James (Year 10) and Jack Barnard (Year 9)
Acting Head Teacher Helen Key and students Kathryn James (Year 10) and Jack Barnard (Year 9)

Seaford Head School is one of the best in the country for student progress and attainment at GCSE – and that’s official.

It has been selected to receive two national awards and UK-wide recognition for the value added to enable students’ to achieve so highly in the exams.

The awards come from the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) and are given for:

EBeing a school in the top 10 per cent nationally for progress made by students between the end of primary school and GCSE results at age 16

EBeing a school in the top 20 per cent nationally for high attainment in non-selective schools.

Representatives from the school will collect the awards at a regional celebration ceremony in May.

The Chief Executive of the SSAT, Sue Williamson, commented, ‘Seaford Head School should be congratulated for their exceptional performance.

“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.

“These results are testament to the hard work of the students, teachers and leadership team at Seaford Head School, and show what can be achieved when skilled teachers have high expectations and ambitions for every young person.”

Acting Head Teacher Helen Key said, “I am immensely proud of this achievement, which is made possible because of the hard work from students and staff and the excellent support from parents/ carers and the community.

“As we continue to build to capacity our new academic sixth form we are confident we have the right combination of skill and experience to continue to push students to outstanding A Level success.”

With high expectations on attendance, behaviour and uniform, the school’s philosophy is ‘Achieving Excellence Together’ in a happy, high quality learning community.