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Halifax school is one of the best in the country for GCSE progress

Headteacher Jackie Nellis with students, from the left, Hasan Jamil, Aneeka Aftab, Ikra Khan, Danyaal Hussain, Mariam Shahid, Erin Pendleton and Sarah Ashiq, at Halifax High School.

Headteacher Jackie Nellis with students, from the left, Hasan Jamil, Aneeka Aftab, Ikra Khan, Danyaal Hussain, Mariam Shahid, Erin Pendleton and Sarah Ashiq, at Halifax High School.

A Calderdale High School has been nationally recognised as one of the best in the country for GCSE progress.

Halifax High School has received recognition for the value it adds to students’ achievements at GCSE in an in-depth analysis of Department for Education data by The Schools Network Ltd (SSAT) education body.

The secondary school qualified for the SSAT Educational Outcomes Award for being in the top 20 per cent of schools, nationally, for progress made by pupils between their key stage two results at primary school and their GCSE results.

Chief executive of SSAT, Sue Williamson, said: “Halifax High should be congratulated for their exceptional achievement.

“They have proved themselves to be leading the field in improving GCSE outcomes for students. There is so much good practice that this school could share and I hope many schools will join us at the celebration ceremony for the chance to network and share strategies with award-winning schools.

“These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and leadership team at Halifax High and show what can be achieved when skilled teachers have high expectations and ambition for every young person.”

Calder Valley’s MP Craig Whittaker tweeted: “A brilliant result from an excellent school serving the pupils of Calder Valley.”

At the end of the last academic school year, the school reported its school leavers’ achieved the best ever exam results in the school’s history.

The school will collect its award at a celebration ceremony in Bradford on June 2.

 

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