Sutton schools league table results announced
A Sutton secondary school came top of the latest school league tables.
Nonsuch High School for Girls was made top of the table after 100 percent of its 179 pupils achieved at least five A* to C grades at GCSE.
And the borough's success did not stop there – Wilson's School, Sutton Grammar School for Boys and Wallington County Grammar School were all top near the top of the table with the same 100 percent record for five A* to C grades.
Stanley Park High School was named one of the most improved schools in the capital with 39 percent of students now gaining 5 A* to C grades – a 13 percent improvement on last year.
Stanley Park High School head teacher David Taylor said: “The results are a source of great satisfaction to the school. They could not have been achieved without the commitment of everyone involved – our fantastic staff and board of governors, supportive parents and, of course, the students themselves.”
The school, which has now seen year-on-year improvements since 2005, received funding from the London Challenge to take on a new mentor for students and an additional maths teacher.
Mr Taylor said: “We have continued to focus on ensuring consistent methods of learning and teaching across all subjects and, as an Applied Learning school, always try to make learning ‘real’ to our students, so that they understand why they are doing something.
In Sutton, 67.9 per cent of pupils achieved five good GCSEs in 2009, which was up 0.7 percent on the previous year.
Executive member for children, young people and learning services Coun Tony Brett Young said: “Comprehensive schools in Sutton have developed an innovative approach to the curriculum to allow pupils to progress to the best of their ability. By bringing the curriculum to life, inspiring young people and finding subjects to grab their attention, schools have been able to give young people the ability to succeed.
"Stanley Park has shown exceptional progress in the last few years to bring their results up to such a competitive standard and I would like to congratulate both staff and pupils for their hard work.
“Sutton has some of the best performing schools in the country and it has been our ambition to ensure that all schools offer the highest possible education for every single student.
“Key Stage 4 is a crucial time in our pupils’ education and I’m delighted that so many young people in Sutton will be well placed to fulfil their potential when moving into higher education or employment.”
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