Westminster Heaps Praise on Chafford School

A HOST of politicians have heaped praise on Chafford Hundred School after it was praised as the “most improved school in the UK”.

Official school by school results for the whole of England published today show that Chafford Hundred Campus increased the number of pupils getting five or more GCSEs at A*-C grade including English and Maths rose from 16 per-cent in 2005 to 62 per-cent in 2008 – an increase of 46 percentage points.

Thurrock Council Portfolio Holder for Education, Sue McPherson said: “This is a testament to the determined leadership of the Head, Chris Tomlinson as well as the teamwork of the staff, governors and most of all, pupils.

Thurrock MP Andrew Mackinlay said: “I’m delighted the Chafford Hundred Campus has seen such a big rise in its results – not just last year but over the last three years.

“It’s the most sustained improved school in the whole country. It’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of all the pupils and staff at the school, including the Head teacher Chris Tomlinson.”

Labour’s Schools Secretary Ed Balls added:

“Congratulations to all the pupils, staff and governors at the Chafford Hundred Learning Campus. This is a great achievement which everybody involved in the school can be truly proud of and I hope the Campus will go from strength to strength in the years to come.”

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