Halifax High is among the best

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Halifax High, at Wellesley Park, has gained national recognition for being among the top 10 per cent of schools when it comes to adding value to their students’ GCSE achievements, including English and maths.

Sue Williamson, the chief executive of The Schools Network, said: “Halifax High should be congratulated for its stunning performance.

“There is plenty that other schools could learn from Halifax High’s success.”

She said the result was testament to the committment and hard work of the students, teachers and leaders and a vindication of their belief in high expectations.

“Successful schools like Halifax High understand the value of data, such as value-added scores, in helpuing ensure all young people perform to the very best of their ability.”

In May, the school governors voted to apply to turn the school into an academy under the “improving school” criteria. If ratified ,the next stage which will involve consulting staff.