Park Hall Academy Named in Top 20% of Schools and Academies
It gives us great pleasure to be able to share some wonderful news with you. We have recently received a letter from the Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (the SSAT) to congratulate Park Hall Academy on its excellent 2012 GCSE examination results and naming us as one of the top 20% of schools in England for the progress made by its pupils between their Key Stage 2 results at primary school and their GCSE results at age 16.
We have recently received a letter from the Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (the SSAT) to congratulate Park Hall Academy on its excellent GCSE examination results and naming us as one of the top 20% of schools in England for the progress made by its pupils between their Key Stage 2 results at primary school and their GCSE results at age 16.
Sue Williamson, SSAT’s Chief Executive, said:
"Park Hall Academy should be congratulated for their stunning performance in adding value to their students' achievements.”
"Park Hall Academy is one of the best schools in the country in outperforming expectations for their pupils and improving their future prospects. There is plenty that other schools could learn from Park Hall Academy's success.”
"These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and leadership team at Park Hall Academy and a vindication of their belief in high expectations, good teaching and ambition for every young person.
"The value-added measures show how schools make a difference and raise achievement above expectations."
We are absolutely delighted to be able to share this superb news with you. Park Hall Academy is now officially in the top 20% and one of the most rapidly improving schools in the country as a result of our students’ outstanding performance in the 2012 GCSE examinations - in which 50% achieved the ’Gold Standard’ 5 A*-Cs with English and maths and, for the third year running, 100% (yes, every student) achieved 5 A*-C grades. As well as this, our students’ ‘A’ Level results were also once again the best ever achieved at the Academy – showing our sixth form is also going from strength to strength. Alongside being named in the top 100 most rapidly improving schools by the Minister of State for Schools this news of being in the top 20% of schools is the icing on the cake in what is a fantastic fourth year as an Academy.
We are very fortunate to have excellent staff at Park Hall Academy. Their work throughout the year in providing numerous high quality learning opportunities to our students is reflected in these superb examination results and the recognition we have received from the Minister of State for Schools and the SSAT. We strive to create a positive ethos which is focused on raising everyone’s self-esteem through reward and recognition. We believe that the more successful our students and staff feel, the more successful they will be. We hope you will join us in congratulating our students and staff in achieving this fantastic national recognition.