For the second year running Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy has received a prestigious national award in recognition of the value it adds to students’ achievements at GCSE. OBA received this award for being in the top 20% of schools nationally for progress.
After an in-depth analysis of official Department for Education data for all state schools in England by SSAT, The Schools Network, which is the national schools’ membership organisation for improvement and collaboration, OBA was informed of its success. This organisation measures the progress made by students between their key stage 2 results at primary school and their GCSE results at the age of 16.
The award was recently presented to Mr M. Wyss, Head of Academy, and Assistant Principals, Miss J. Smith and Mr B. Barry in Birmingham.
Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said:
“Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy should be congratulated for their exceptional achievement. They have proved themselves to be leading in the field in improving GCSE outcomes for their students. These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and leadership team at OBA, and show what can be achieved when skilled teachers have high expectations and ambition for every young person.”
Mr John Rigby, Executive Principal, added:
“At Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy the staff do everything they can to broaden the horizons and raise the expectations of students. The dedication of their teachers and the support of our parents and carers enable our students to achieve their true potential and more. I am delighted and very proud that the students’ massive achievements have, once again, been recognised.”