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East Point named top Suffolk school

Published on 19/10/17

New official data has confirmed East Point Academy as Suffolk's top school for pupil progress.

Number crunching by the Department for Education has seen new stats released covering this summer's GCSE results and the new tougher exams in key subjects.

They include the Government's preferred Progress 8 measure which aims to show the difference a school makes to pupil outcomes and not just their final grade.

Under that measure, East Point Academy students were well above the national average for progress chalking up a score of +0.69 - meaning pupils on average got two-thirds of a grade higher because they attended the academy.

That puts East Point Academy top of the table in Suffolk, and second in Norfolk and Suffolk - beaten only by fellow Inspiration Trust school Hethersett Academy.

Nationally it places the school in the top 3% of schools.

Principal Richard Dolding said: "It is a fantastic achievement for Lowestoft that East Point Academy has the best progress score in Suffolk and is among the top 3% in the whole country.

"These progress measures show that with the right encouragement and support students in our town can be the equal of any in the country."