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Charedi school from Stamford Hill in national top 10 for academic progress
by Simon Rocker
Three Charedi girls schools in London are among the top 25 secondary state schools in England for academic progress, according to new tables published today by the Department for English.
The highest performing school for Progress 8 - which measures how far pupils have come from entering the school to their GCSE results this summer - was the state-aided Yesodey Hatorah Senior Girls’ School in Stamford Hill.
Its spectacular score of 1.65 means that girls achieved more than a grade and a half for their GCSEs than they would have been predicted to obtain on their academic assessment when they entered secondary school.
It earned Yesodey Hatorah seventh place in the national rankings for progress.
Rachel Klein, the school's co-headteacher, said, "We take immense pride in the accomplishments of our students, which stand as a testament to their hard work and the professionalism and dedication of our staff."
Not far behind was Menorah High School for Girls in North-West London in 13th place with a progress score of 1.36. The school was visited earlier this week by Education Secretary Gillian Keegan, who wanted to offer assurances to the Jewish community in the wake of the Middle East crisis.
And in 15th place was a second state-aided Stamford Hill school, Lubavitch Senior Girls’ School with a score of 1.35. Headteacher Helen Freeman commented, "These figures reflect the atmosphere of team work and cooperation that exists as well as the sheer hard work and determination on behalf of teachers and students alike. We are very proud of their achievements."
JFS was joint 26th with a score of 1.19 - which means that pupils achieved more than a grade higher at GCSE than would have been forecast when they started year-7.
All schools have been rated “well above average” in the DFE classification as have Hasmoneah High School for Girls with a progress score of 1.03, Yavneh College with 0.85, JCoSS with 0.72; Hasmonean High School for Boys with 0.62.
King Solomon High School was banded as “above average” with a score of 0.31, while King David High School, Manchester (0.24), King David High School, Liverpool (0.23) and Leeds Jewish Free School (-0.3) were categorised as making “average’ progress.
The data released today by the DfE are provisional figures.
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