Sheffield Park Academy receives ministerial praise as one of country’s top state schools
Sheffield Park Academy has been named as one of the country’s top 100 performing state schools, earning official recognition from School’s Minister Nick Gibb.
The school, which for the last two years has seen more than 65% of its students achieve five or more GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English and maths), received a letter from Mr Gibb, praising its value added score at Key Stages 2 to 4 – the progress pupils have made from taking their tests in Year 6 through to their GCSEs in Year 11.
Thanking Sheffield Park Academy Headteacher Craig Dillon and his staff for their ‘hard work and professionalism,’ Mr Gibb also said:
“Your school is one of the top 100 non-selective state-funded schools in England based on the key stage 2 to 4 value added measure. This reflects the fantastic progress made by your pupils since the end of primary school.”
Sheffield Park Academy’s Mr Dillon commented:
“This is excellent news for all those associated with the school and I would like to personally thank everyone for their hard work, which places us in the top 3% of state-funded schools nationally. Our aim now is to continue to build on this progress and provide our pupils with the very best standards of education in a school at the heart of its community.”