Academy rewarded for exam success
The academy, which achieved its best ever results last summer (with 66% of students achieving 5 A*-C GCSEs including English and maths), received a letter of congratulation from Minister for Schools David Laws, with the school set to receive £5,000 in the Key Stage 4 category of the Pupil Premium Awards.
The award recognises the progress made by Sheffield Park, particularly in respect of delivering the best outcomes for disadvantaged children/those on pupil premium – additional funding given to publicly schools to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils, helping close the gap between them and their peers.
Commented Sheffield Park Academy Headteacher Craig Dillon:
"This award is testament to the hard work and dedication of staff, students and parents and helps illustrate the sustained and continuing progress being made at the academy."
Sheffield Park Academy currently uses its Pupil Premium to run an extended school day with additional English and maths lessons for all students, Saturday School and study residentials during school holidays. With the £5,000 award, the academy now plans to invest the money into something which will have a sustainable impact for pupils, to be decided by the Student Council.