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Trust tops schools group rankings for second time

Published on 25/01/18

The Inspiration Trust has again been ranked as the top non-selective schools group in the country for pupil progress to GCSE.

Official figures released by the Department for Education rank school groups based on the recently-introduced Progress 8 measure, which represents how much schools help pupils improve while at high school.

The Inspiration Trust has been placed top for non-selective schools, with only the Thinking Schools Trust - which includes two grammar schools - ranked higher.

Inspiration Trust chief executive Dame Rachel de Souza said: "It is a brilliant accolade for our pupils and staff to have the Inspiration Trust once again recognised as the best non-selective schools group in the country, in the second set of these official figures.

"Everyone in our schools works incredibly hard, and that hard work means more pupils in Norfolk and Suffolk getting good grades and a better start in life.

"The results at Hethersett Academy are particularly strong - in the top 1% nationally - having been in special measures just a few years ago.

"Through our teaching school, teacher training, and professional development we are glad to be able to share our experiences of that transformation and the work across the Trust not just with our own schools but with schools across the region, to help even more pupils succeed."

The Department didn't release group rankings for the 2015/6 academic year due to changes in standard measures, but the Inspiration Trust also ranked top in the Government's 2014/5 tables.