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Woodbridge school among top tier for adding value and achieving high grades

PUBLISHED: 12:53 27 April 2016 | UPDATED: 12:53 27 April 2016

Farlingaye High School was ranked as the second best performing state school in Suffolk for GCSE results last summer. Headteacher, Sue Hargadon with students.

Farlingaye High School was ranked as the second best performing state school in Suffolk for GCSE results last summer. Headteacher, Sue Hargadon with students.

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A top performing Suffolk school has been recognised nationally for nurturing success in its pupils.

Farlingaye High, in Woodbridge, was ranked in the top 10% of non-selective schools – both for high average grades and pupil progress between primary and secondary exams.

The Schools, Students and Teachers Network (SSAT) included Farlingaye among the top achievers based on ‘educational outcomes’ data from last year.

Farlingaye will be rewarded at a regional celebration event honouring high-achieving, improving and innovating schools and teachers.

Sue Williamson, chief executive of SSAT, founded from the former Specialist Schools and Academies Trust in May 2012, said: “It’s my great pleasure to commend Farlingaye High School 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 Farlingaye High School.”

Last summer, pupils combined to achieve Farlingaye’s best ever set of GCSE results – 72% getting five A*-C grades with English and maths.

Headteacher, Sue Hargadon said: “We are delighted with this recognition, especially with the award related to the progress our students made.

“We know last year’s exam results were fabulous, reflecting a wonderful hard-working year group, and this officially confirms that we add considerable value to how our students do.”

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