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Educational Outcomes Award 2013

Certificates and celebratory logos have been sent to a total of 571 secondary schools and academies who have qualified in one or more of three categories related to their KS4 results in 2012:  high attainment, continuous improvement and outstanding progress. To be eligible, member schools had to be in the top 20% of all schools nationally for each award.  The criteria for each category are based on average point scores, continuous improvement in the percentage of pupils achieving 5 or more A*-C GCSEs including English and mathematics and schools’ KS2 to KS4 value-added scores respectively.

For the first time this year – as part of our commitment to developing our 0-19 provision – the awards system was expanded to include our growing network of primary schools. Their success this year was also recognised using the same three categories. Average KS2 point scores, the continuous increase in pupils achieving Level 4+ in KS2 and KS1 to KS2 value-added scores were the criteria for attainment, improvement and progress respectively. 57 members of SSAT’s Primary Network received awards as recognition for being in the top 10% of all schools nationally.

Download a list of Educational Outcomes Award winners 2013 (if you would prefer this document as a sortable Excel file with filters, please email

SSAT chief executive Sue Williamson commented: ‘Celebrating the achievement of schools and young people has always been a major element of the work of SSAT and we are delighted to continue the tradition this year.  At a time of major change in education, it is vital that we recognise the work of schools as part of SSAT’s work to help all schools perform as well as the best schools. The success of the schools recognised is testament to the commitment and hard work of students, teachers and leadership teams up and down the country, and a vindication of their belief in high expectations, good teaching and ambition for every young person.’

The data SSAT analysed to determine the Educational Outcomes Awards is based on DfE GCSE data. SSAT members can download the Educational Outcomes 2012 data set, which gives you an at-a-glance comparison of your own and other schools’ attainment, progress, absence, narrowing the gap and contextual data – using the passcode sent in the April/May, June and end of term SSAT News emails.

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