Kingswood Academy wins national award for performance

It was found to be among the best performing secondary schools in the country

Pupils at a Hull school have been commended for their top exam scores after achieving the best-ever GCSE results.

Kingswood Academy has been recognised nationally for its excellent results in 2018 based on data from the Department for Education and Ofsted, analysed by SSAT, the Schools, Students and Teachers network.

The school, which is part of the Academies Enterprise Trust, was found to be among the best performing secondary schools in the country, receiving an award for being in the top 10 per cent of schools nationally for progress.

Richard Westoby, headteacher at Kingswood Academy, said: “This Educational Outcomes Award is a testament to the unbelievable hard work of all our pupils and staff.

Pupils at Kingswood Academy, which achieved a good Ofsted rating (Image: Jerome Ellerby)

"This is recognition of our students’ academic worth. We want all of them to have an inner-belief and ambition to fulfil their dreams, and go on to live happy and successful lives.

“On average our students make three quarters of a grade more progress, across all subjects, than other students do nationally, putting us in the top 2 per cent of all academies nationally.

"We are preparing all our pupils to make bold choices, broadening their horizons and showing them there is a big world outside Hull.”

As a result of their fantastic results, Kingswood Academy will be presented with a prize in summer from the SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards, which compares all state-funded schools in England and the highest performing schools for a range of key measures.

Sue Williamson, chief executive of SSAT said: “I am delighted that Kingswood Academy has won an Educational Outcomes Awards. This recognises one important aspect of the school’s work but at SSAT we believe an outstanding school has deep social justice at the heart of its plan.

"It subjects that plan to constant challenge and innovation and it liberates teachers to perform brilliantly in the classroom.

"SSAT is pleased to recognise the quality of leadership and the hard work of all staff to ensure the success of every child. A big thank you and well done to students, parents, staff and governors.”