Denbigh High School and Challney High School for Boys have both been recognised by the Specialist School and Academies Trust (SSAT) for adding value to students GCSE achievements at an awards dinner held at BAFTA, London.
On the night, 25 schools out of 518 received an award, including the five schools achieving the highest Jesson Value-Added (JVA) score, the five schools achieving the highest JVA score including English and maths and the 15 schools achieving 20 points or higher on the JVA value-added scale.
Denbighs Headteacher, Dame Yasmin Bevan received two awards on behalf of the School. These were awarded for becoming:
Challney Headteacher, Vic Galyer received five awards on behalf of the school. These were awarded for becoming:
The awards coincide with the publication of the SSATs Educational Outcomes Report.
This is the seventh year the SSAT has published this study and the first time it has included data from English and maths GCSEs in the results.
Commenting on the winning schools achievements, Elizabeth Reid, Chief Executive of the SSAT said:
I would like to congratulate these schools for their outstanding achievement in adding value to their students results
It is important that we recognise success in the education system as it is the product of hard work, good leadership and innovative approaches to teaching and learning, but most of all because it means more young people are succeeding and realising their potential.