Prestigious accolade for town school

Simon Taylor, executive headteacher of The Three Rivers Learning Trust.

Simon Taylor, executive headteacher of The Three Rivers Learning Trust.

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Morpeth’s high school has been nationally recognised for its exceptional 2015 performance by the Schools, Students and Teachers network (SSAT).

Data analysis from SSAT has shown that it is in the top 20 per cent of non-selective schools nationally for high average grades achieved by pupils.

The Educational Outcomes award for King Edward VI School will be presented at a regional celebration event, which is held to draw attention to the work of high-achieving, improving and innovating schools and teachers.

It saw 72 per cent of students attain five A*s to Cs at GCSE and the progress figures were excellent across a range of subjects.

The school’s A-level results were also very impressive.

Chief executive of SSAT, Sue Williamson, said: “It’s my great pleasure to commend King Edward VI School on its excellent 2015 performance.

“I have the privilege of visiting a lot of schools across the country and I am always impressed by the creativity of teachers in engaging and inspiring their students.

“I hope that this Educational Outcomes award will highlight the professionalism, commitment and hard work of the leaders, teachers and students at King Edward VI School.

“Recognising and sharing successes like this is at the heart of SSAT’s mission, so I’m delighted to congratulate the school on its achievement.”

KEVI is part of The Three Rivers Learning Trust and its executive headteacher, Simon Taylor, said: “We are delighted to be recognised once again by such a prestigious organisation as SSAT for the exceptional exam achievement of our students.

“My thanks go to both students and staff for their hard work and commitment.”