TWO SCHOOLS in Worcester have been praised for their ‘outstanding’ work as they picked up prestigious prizes at a national awards ceremony.
Tudor Grange Academy Worcester received two awards, while Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College were also honoured at the SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards event in Birmingham last Wednesday (June 4).
The schools were identified when SSAT carried out in-depth analysis of official Department for Education data, which found the latest performance and Ofsted gradings.
Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College was recognised for the value it added to students’ achievements at GCSE. The college on Timberdine Avenue qualified for the award by 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 at age 16.
Tudor Grange Academy also claimed the Outstanding Progress award as well as the Outstanding Continuous Improvement award.
Sue Williamson, chief executive at SSAT, said: “These schools should be congratulated for their exceptional achievement. They have proved themselves to be leading the field in improving GCSE outcomes for their students.
“These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and leadership teams, and show what can be achieved when skilled teachers have high expectations and ambition for every young person. I am proud that these schools are members of the SSAT network.”