Exam success wins upper school award from SSAT network

Sandy Upper School SSAT award for GCSE success in 2014.
Sandy Upper School SSAT award for GCSE success in 2014.

Sandy Upper School has received national recognition for the exceptional results gained by students in last year’s GCSE exams.

The Schools, Students and Teachers Network (SSAT), revealed that Sandy Upper is the most improved school in the country, following analysis of official Department for Education data on all state-funded schools in England.

The school has qualified for an SSAT Educational Outcomes Award for the high grades achieved by students, and the school has been invited to receive the award at a regional celebration ceremony hosted by SSAT at Holland Park School in London on May 12.

Principal of Sandy Upper School, Ms Balraj Hare, said: “This is further evidence of the remarkable journey undertaken by Sandy Upper School in just one year. Our results have rapidly risen from 54% to 81%, we are the most improved school in the country, we are in the Top 100 performing state-funded schools in the country and we have now been recognised by the SSAT, one of the leading educational organisations in the country, for our work. I am incredibly proud of my staff and students and it will be a pleasure and a privilege to receive this award in May.”

Sue Williamson, chief executive of SSAT, said: “Sandy Upper School should be congratulated for their exceptional achievement. They have proved themselves to be leading the field in improving GCSE outcomes for their students. 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 award-winning schools.

“These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and leadership team at Sandy Upper School, and show what can be achieved when skilled teachers have high expectations and ambition for every young person. I am proud that this is a member of the SSAT network.”