Eden Girls’ School, Waltham Forest named in top 12 schools after inaugural GCSE results

Eden Girls’ School, Waltham Forest has been placed in the top 12 schools nationally in the Key Stage 4 performance tables.

New GCSE performance tables published by the Department for Education today show the ‘Progress 8’ scores for each school in England. Progress 8 measures the progress of every pupil in a school from age 11 to GCSE across eight subjects, including key academic subjects.

Our school ranked 12 in the tables with a P8 score of 1.29 compared to a national average of -0.02. A grade 5 or above was reached by 76% of the girls in GCSE English and maths compared to 42.9% locally and 40.2% nationally and 94% of them were entered into the English Baccalaureate by taking English, maths, sciences, a language and either history or geography, compared to 48.3% locally and 35.2% nationally. Our EBacc average points score was 5.64 compared to 4.06 locally and 3.85 nationally. The school’s Attainment 8 score of 59.8 for pupils based on how well pupils have performed in up to eight qualifications, which include English, maths, three English Baccalaureate qualifications – including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and three other additional approved qualifications is also well above the local average of 46.1 and national state school average of 44.5.

Shahina Ahmad, Principal of Eden Girls’ School, Waltham Forest, said:

“We are proud of our first Year 11 cohort and all their achievements. They worked incredibly hard and   applied themselves well to the very challenging, reformed GCSE courses and tougher exams.

“These exceptional outcomes prove total commitment of our staff to ensuring every single student achieves their full potential.

Star Academies, the multi-academy trust which runs our school, also celebrated having more schools placed in the top 70 in the country than any other multi-academy trust.

Five of Star’s academies are placed in the top 70, and four are in the top 12, with TIGHS in Blackburn, in first place nationally.

(Mufti) Hamid Patel CBE, Chief Executive of Star Academies, explained:

“As exams became much tougher in several subjects this year, the Government figures show that we are continuing to achieve amazing results with our students – regardless of their prior ability and background. What’s really impressive is that some of our most vulnerable learners – those who have performed poorly at primary school and those who are in care or from low-income families – have achieved so well. That shows how we are really transforming lives.”

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