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Posted on December 2nd 2016
We're Top in Southwark and Eighth in England
Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich has been named the top school in Southwark and eighth in the country for the progress made by students.
This year, the way students’ GCSE performance is measured has changed. The proportion of students achieving five good GCSEs has been replaced by new measures. The main one for this year is called ‘Progress 8’.
Progress 8 looks at the progress made by students across eight key subjects between joining a school in Year 7 and when they sit their GCSEs, compared to other schools with similar intakes.
Harris Girls’ Progress 8 score is +0.95; “well above average” according to the Department for Education. This is the highest score achieved by any school in Southwark and is the eighth best score in the entire country.
The academy’s partner school, Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich, also fared very well. It achieved a score of +0.49; the fourth highest in Southwark and considerably above the national average.
“This local and national recognition is a fantastic reward for the very hard work of our talented students and staff," said Carrie Senior, Principal. "Whatever their starting point when they join us, our students know that they will succeed if they make the most of what’s on offer here."