It’s official! Langtree School is one of the best in the country for student progress and attainment at GCSE!

As a result of outstanding outcomes in 2015 – the very best results ever achieved in the school’s history – Langtree School has received national recognition for the value it adds to enable students’ high achievement at GCSE.

SSAT, the Schools, Students and Teachers Network, recently undertook its annual in-depth analysis of official Department for Education data on all state-funded schools in England and identified Langtree School’s success. In 2014, 84% of students secured 5 or more grades at A*-C, with 76% doing so including English and Maths. Furthermore, 39% of all grades awarded were at A* or A which placed Langtree fourth in the country in The Times’ list of top state schools with no sixth form.

Consequently, the school has qualified for two SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards by being in the top 20% of schools nationally for progress made by pupils between key stage 2 results at primary school and GCSE results at age 16, and in the top 20% nationally for high attainment. The school has been invited to receive their award at a regional celebration ceremony hosted by SSAT at Holland Park School in London on 12 May.

Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said:

‘Langtree School 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, and I hope they will join us at the celebration evening for the chance to network and share strategies with award-winning schools.’

Headteacher Rick Holroyd added:

‘These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and the leadership team at Langtree School, and show what can be achieved when skilled teachers have high expectations and ambition for every young person. Most importantly I am delighted for the students in our class of 2014, as these results will open up so many opportunities and choices for them all in the future. I am also very pleased for the staff and the school, as these national awards serve as recognition for all the hard work which has been going on for so long to bring Langtree to this level of success.’