Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Steiner Academy Hereford: `One of the best schools in the country`

The Steiner Academy Hereford: `One of the best schools in the country`.

The Steiner Academy Hereford (SAH) has received national recognition for the proportion of top grades achieved by its pupils in the 2011 GCSE examinations.

SAH qualified as one of the top 10% of non-selective schools in England where at least 19% of students gained 5A*-A grades including English and Maths in 2011.

Every school in the country has been ranked according to how well they performed in their GCSE results in 2011 in new rankings released by SSAT, the representative body for schools.

The new rankings, calculated by SSAT using official data, raise the bar for schools by only counting the school's performance at the highest grades - A*-A – reflecting schools' desire to achieve the very best results for their students.

Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said:

`Steiner Academy Hereford should be congratulated for their stunning achievement in securing some of the best GCSE results in the country. Steiner Academy Hereford has proved itself to be one of the best schools in the country at securing superb GCSE outcomes for their students. There is plenty that other schools could learn from Steiner Academy Hereford’s success.

`These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and leadership team at Steiner Academy Hereford and a vindication of their belief in high expectations, good teaching and ambition for every young person`

This follows on from the similar success of the Edinburgh Steiner School reported here last year.


Thursday, June 07, 2012

Former Pupil wins Amnesty International Award

Congratulations to Charlie Mole, former pupil of Elmfield Steiner School in Stourbridge. Charlie's work for the Bureau of Investigative Journalism on the production of `Deaths in Custody: a Case to Answer` won the Amnesty International Digital Media Award: