Pupils and staff at Myton School are celebrating after receiving national recognition for their success in last year’s GCSE examinations.
As a member of the Schools, Students and Teachers Network (SSAT), head teacher Paul MacIntyre has been told his pupils’ results are listed as among the top ten per cent of all non-selective state-funded schools in England.
He has been invited to an awards ceremony in Birmingham on April 23.
A detailed analysis of official Department of Education data was carried out by researchers at SSAT, which is an independent membership organisation dedicated to driving up standards.
This showed that Myton, which is also a specialist science college, had qualified for a SSAT Educational Outcomes Award for being in the top ten per cent nationally for high average grades achieved by its students.
Among the other local schools, who are not in the SSAT network but which were still in the top ten per cent for GCSE results, were Campion and North Leamington Schools and Kenilworth School.
Mr MacIntyre (pictured above with Myton pupils), who has also won two previous high performance awards, said: “We are delighted to receive the SSAT Educational Outcomes Award this year.
“It is a tribute to the hard work and commitment of our excellent staff, outstanding young people, brilliantly supportive parents and the wider community of Warwick and Leamington.”
He said more than 30 per cent of last year’s students achieved at least five A* to A grades with 90 per cent getting at least five A*-C grades.
Sue Williamson, chief executive of SSAT said: “Myton should be congratulated for their exceptional achievement.
“There is so much good practice that this school could share and I hope they will join us at the celebration evening for the chance to network and share strategies with other award-winning schools.
“These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and leadership team at Myton and show what can be achieved when skilled teachers have high expectations and ambition for every young person.
“I am proud the school is a member of the SSAT Network.”