Wellingborough school one of best in country

Victoria Bishop, principal at Sir Christopher Hatton Academy
Victoria Bishop, principal at Sir Christopher Hatton Academy

A school in Wellingborough has been recognised as one of the best in the country for pupil progress at GCSE.

Sir Christopher Hatton Academy has received national recognition for the value it adds to pupils’ achievements at GCSE.

A recent in-depth analysis of official Department for Education data on all state-funded schools in England by SSAT, the national schools’ membership organisation for improvement and collaboration, identified Sir Christopher Hatton Academy’s success.

The school has qualified for an SSAT Educational Outcomes Award by being in the top 20 per cent of schools nationally for progress made by pupils between their key stage 2 results at primary school and their GCSE results at age 16.

The school has been invited to receive their award at a regional celebration ceremony hosted by SSAT at Parkside Community College in Cambridge on June 5.

Sue Williamson, the chief executive of SSAT, said: “Sir Christopher Hatton Academy 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. These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and leadership team at Sir Christopher Hatton Academy, and show what can be achieved when skilled teachers have high expectations and ambition for every young person.”

Victoria Bishop, the executive principal of Sir Christopher Hatton Academy, said: “We are very proud and honoured to receive this confirmation of the excellent work in gaining outstanding progress at Sir Christopher Hatton Academy. This builds upon our success which was acknowledged by an award received from the DfE for our outstanding progress between 2008 and 2011. Our continued high performance is thanks to the hard work and commitment of our staff, students and parents. This means that we are in the top seven per cent nationally of progress between primary school and the end of key stage.”