Uckfield Community Technology College has won two national awards for exceptional performance.
An analysis by the national Schools, Student and Teachers Network (SSAT) shows the college is in the top 20% of schools nationally in two significant categories, one for attainment, the grades achieved, and the other for value added progress, that made by all students between their Key Stage 2 results at primary school and their GCSE results.
The college says in a press release that SSAT analyses a “very wide range of data” from all schools nationally.
“It does so in a more comprehensive way than school league tables because it includes every grade for every student.”
Uckfield was presented with awards for exceptional GCSE results at a celebration event held by SSAT in London to draw attention to the work of high-achieving, improving and innovating schools and leaders.
Sue Williamson, chief executive of SSAT said: “It’s my great pleasure to commend Uckfield Community Technology College on their excellent 2015 performance, and to have the opportunity to highlight and share their great work at the SSAT Educational Outcomes celebration evening.
“I have the privilege of visiting a lot of schools and I am always impressed by the creativity of teachers in engaging and inspiring their students.
“I hope that SSAT’s Educational Outcomes awards will highlight the professionalism, commitment and hard work of the leaders, teachers and students at uckfield Community Technology College.
“Recognising and sharing successes like this is at the heart of SSAT;s mission, so I’m delighted to congratulate Uckfield Community Technology College on their achievement.”
College principal Hugh Hennebry said: “Both attainment and progress are very important measures of a school’s success.
“Attainment is vital as the grades that students achieve open up opportunities and life chances for young people.
“Progress is significant as it reflects the excellent quality of teaching and learning here and shows that students improve and learn at a very fast rate at our college.
“To win both is a great recognition of the hard work of students and teachers and the strong teamwork between parents, staff and students. I am very privileged to be working with such amazing people.”