County Durham college wins Sunday Times School of the Decade award


Sedgefield Community College has been named the ‘North East State Secondary School of the Decade’ in a nationwide report.

The accolade comes from the twenty eighth version of Parent Power, the Sunday Times Schools Guide, which is printed this weekend and identifies the highest-achieving faculties in the UK, ranked by their 2019 examination outcomes.

After a summer time of turmoil and disruption in the classroom as a result of Covid-19, it has chosen 26 Schools of the Decade from round the nation in recognition of their sustained excellence, which incorporates the college in County Durham.

Head Teacher Geoff Robinson

Head trainer Geoff Robinson mentioned “This accolade is testimony to the glorious educating of our enthusiastic workers and the laborious work and dedication of our college students.

“At Sedgefield Community College, we search to help our college students to purpose excessive and develop ambitions that allow desires to be achieved. Such an accolade is clearly received by excellent educational outcomes and an ethos of studying and pleasure round excellent educating.”

He added: “Our college students do brilliantly as a result of they’re taught in an excellent means. We need our college students to fulfil their potential to not solely profit themselves but additionally their native communities, the area and the world round them.”

As properly as evaluation of all educational outcomes on a school-by-school foundation, Parent Power permits mother and father to check the efficiency of a given college with different faculties in the identical city, native authority or nationally. There are additionally dwell hyperlinks to highschool web sites and faculties’ most up-to-date inspection experiences.

The rankings in the secondary college league tables are decided by the proportion of examination entries gaining A* to B grades at A-level (which is given double weighting) and the proportion of entries graded 9, 8 and seven, at GCSE and iGCSE.

Alastair McCall, editor of Parent Power, mentioned: “Sedgefield Community College is the solely complete college and not using a sixth kind to win a School of the Decade award, the college demonstrating amply that having no sixth kind isn’t any barrier to success.

“Our award is recognition for the excellent progress made by the college in the previous 10 years beneath David Davies and now Geoff Robinson. Expectations have been raised, ambition stoked, and challenges met and exceeded.

“This is a faculty at the coronary heart of the group it serves, delivering a first-class schooling for its pupils, many of whom now obtain excellent GCSE grades and depart with a wider college expertise that units them up for the subsequent stage of schooling or their first steps into employment.”

Sedgefield Community College

The college grew to become half of the Laidlaw Schools Trust earlier this yr. The Trust now operates two all by academies – Excelsior Academy in Newcastle and Academy 360 in Sunderland – in addition to Sedgefield Community College, along with 4 main academies: Westgate Hill, Thomas Walling and Atkinson Road – all in the west finish of Newcastle, in addition to South Hylton Primary Academy in Sunderland.

* The Sunday Times Schools Guide can be printed in the newspaper and on-line this Sunday, November 29.


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