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National recognition for Harrow Way Community School

July 15th, 2010

IMG_0017Harrow Way Community School finishes off this academic year in style with the news that the Specialist School and Academies Trust has awarded them two very prestigious awards. Of the 264 eligible  Maths and Computing Specialist Schools in the UK, Harrow Way has shown the greatest improvement in their GCSE results nationally between 2006 and 2009.

The second award identifies Harrow Way as achieving the greatest improvement in their GCSE results out of all the 426 specialist schools and academies (across all the specialisms) in the South East.

Headteacher Charlie Currie said: “To be recognized nationally and regionally for the improvements achieved here at Harrow Way is immensely rewarding. These awards provide further evidence of the progress highlighted in the Ofsted inspection report, in which inspectors noted the strong impact of the specialism activity. They also reflect the success and achievements of everyone involved at Harrow Way – a real team effort which benefits all the school’s students and our wider community.”

The Specialist Schools and Academies Trust is a leading national body for secondary education in England. They seek to give more young people access to a good secondary education by building networks, sharing practice and supporting schools.  There are 5400 schools nationally and internationally affiliated to the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust including primary, secondary and special schools and academies.

Chris Montacute, Strategic Director of Performance at Partnership Networks at Specialist Schools and Academies Trust said: “Congratulations to these specialist schools and academies, which are improving GCSE results and transforming the lives of their students. It is through collaboration with each other, universities, businesses and with the wider local community that schools will deliver year on year improvements so that every young person, whatever their background or location, is given the opportunity to succeed.”

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