Stradbroke High School is top of class
- Credit: Archant
A high school has been recognised as one of the best in the country.
Stradbroke High School's headteacher Andrew Bloom, who is retiring in the summer after six years at the school, received a congratulatory letter from schools minister Nick Gibb recognising the school in the top 100 non-selective, state-funded secondary schools in England based on the Key Stage Two to Key Stage Four value-added measure.
The letter praises the staff's hard work and professionalism and goes on to acknowledge that this recognition as one of the country's best schools 'reflects the fantastic progress made by your pupils since the end of primary school'.
Mr Bloom, who has been teaching for 36 years, said: 'It is always pleasing to be recognised in this way, but most importantly we are proud of the fact that our pupils leave us having the best opportunity for further and future success.
'We've got fantastic staff, supportive parents and great students. That's a winning combination.'
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The letter is an additional success for the high school at Stradbroke, near Diss, after figures earlier this month released by Ofsted and the Department for Education (DfE) highlighted that GCSE exam results in 2015 positioned the school in the top 4pc of all schools nationally for the value that they add to their pupils.
DfE analysis also found that in maths, pupils of all abilities at the high school were making better progress than in any other Suffolk school.
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And in all subjects, including English, pupils of all ability make better progress than in the majority of schools with a 'DfE Performance Table' value added score of 1038.6. In total, 70pc of pupils achieved 5 or more A*-C GCSE's including English and maths.
Mr Bloom is looking forward to visiting his three daughters when he brings an end to his career.
He added: 'I'm really fortunate and have had a wonderful time. It's the students who make it. I can't think of any job I'd rather have done.'
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