Recognition for college

Ashington High School.
Ashington High School.

A Northumberland sports college has received national recognition for the value it adds to students’ achievements at GSCE.

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 Ashington High School Sports College’s success.

The school is in the top 20 percent of schools nationally for progress made by pupils between their key stage 2 results at primary school and their GCSE results at age 16.

Principal Rob Kitching said: “These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, parents and staff at our school.

“It’ll be a great privilege to receive this award on behalf of our staff and students.

“To be recognised as one of the top schools in the UK for student progress in the critical years between key stage two and GCSE is something we have strived for and having reached this level, we won’t stand still.

“We will continue to look for innovative ways to improve every aspect of what we do.”