Seaford Head - a success story

Seaford Head School, Arundel Site, Seaford December 28th 2012 E53007N ENGSUS00120130318120544

Seaford Head School, Arundel Site, Seaford December 28th 2012 E53007N ENGSUS00120130318120544

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Seaford Head School has been recognised as one of the top schools in the country for the progress made by students.

Last week SSAT, the UK’s biggest network of heads and teachers in the UK announced that the school has received national recognition for the value it adds to students’ achievements at GCSE. The organisation analysed official Department for Education data on all state schools in England and the outcome identified Seaford Head as being in the top 20 per cent of schools in the country. This highlights progress made by pupils between their key stage two results at primary school and their GCSE results at age 16.

The school now qualifies for an SSAT Educational Outcomes Award and has been invited to receive the honour at a regional celebration ceremony hosted by SSAT at the St Marylebone CE School in London on May 6.

Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said: “Seaford Head School should be congratulated for their exceptional achievement. They have proved themselves to be leading the field in improving GCSE outcomes for students. There is so much good practice that this school could share and I hope many schools will join us at the celebration ceremony for the chance to network and share strategies with award-winning schools. These results are testament to the commitment and 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 ambition for every young person. I am proud that this school is a member of the SSAT network.”

Headteacher Lynton Golds said, “I was delighted to hear of Seaford Head’s recognition against other schools nationally. Staff and students work exceptionally hard to ensure only the best is achieved in all areas. I am very proud to be headteacher of such a successful school.”