Building Schools for the Future
The building programme is progressing well. We are delighted with our new servery which has significantly improved the lunchtime experience for the girls. There are new stage curtains in the Hall which we are looking forward to using for the concert on Tuesday 18th December. Our smallest science lab has now been extended so we have an impressive new lab. After half term we will have a new fitness suite and additional offices.
Balfour Beatty have laid the foundations for the new social space. The girls were intrigued to watch the concrete being poured into the central area of the school. The new social space and library should be complete by the start of January 2013.
Another record breaking year
Highbury Fields School has achieved another year of significant improvement in examination results. 71% of year 11 students gained 5 or more good GCSE grades including English and Maths placing the school, yet again, well above national averages. 93% students achieved 5 or more good GCSE grades.
100% of A level students achieved pass or higher grades in their A2 examinations and year 12 students had an 87% pass rate which is also well above national averages.
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In the top 10%
I am delighted to report that Highbury Fields School in now ranked in the top 10% of schools in the country! Each year the Department of Education report on and compare the attainment and progress of students in all secondary schools in the country. We already knew that our students had attained very highly in the 2012 GCSE examinations. We now know that our students' progress between Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 4 was amongst the best in England. Well done to all students and staff and to our supportive school community.
Ski Trip 2013
During February half-term 34 students from years 8-10 went on a ski trip to Oberau, Austria. The trip was fun and actioned packed.
Our students thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the Ski Centre complimented them on their excellent behaviour.
Extract from letter from the Deputy Prime Minister dated 7th March 2013
I am writing to congratulate you and your colleagues on the improvements that you have made to the results of pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium.
The most recently available Key Stage results show that you are among the top performing schools in England for boosting the performance of disadvantaged pupils since the Pupil Premium was introduced. This is a real testament to the hard work of staff, pupils, parents and governors. I would like to congratulate you on your results and your proven commitment to making sure all children can succeed, whatever their background.
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