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Hethersett top in East Anglia for pupil progress

Published on 19/10/17

New official data has confirmed Hethersett Academy as East Anglia'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, Hethersett Academy students were well above the national average for progress chalking up a score of +0.89 - meaning pupils on average got close to a grade higher because they attended the academy.

That puts Hethersett Academy not only top in Norfolk, but also means it is the top mainstream school in East Anglia and in the top 1% of schools nationally.

Other data released at the same time show the school also has Norfolk's top Attainment 8 score of 55.8; the top score for Grade 5 or above in English and Maths at 67%; and the most students achieving the English Baccalaureate at Grade 5 or above at 54%.

Hethersett Academy principal Gareth Stevens said: "I am very proud of the hard work of our students and staff that have led to these results, that are not just the top in Norfolk  but in the top 1% nationally for pupil progress.

"These results sit alongside fantastic cultural and sport provision, with our enrichment programme ensuring that we don't just focus on exam results but help equip students for every aspect of their lives to come."