DAVID Laws MP, Minister of State for Schools, has written to congratulate Harris Academy Chafford Hundred on ranking number one nationally for academic performance amongst schools with equivalent student intakes.
This means that, in summer 2012, Harris Academy Chafford Hundred achieved better GCSE results than any other school with a very similar cohort of students. In his letter to the Academy, Mr Laws wrote:
“Your school stood out in two ways. First, you were ranked number one in your table. Second, over 10 per cent more of your pupils achieved five good GCSEs including English and maths than is typical of a school with your intake. This is a fantastic achievement that you should be very proud of.”
This summer, 93% of students achieved five or more A*-C grades including English and maths at GCSE.
Nicola Graham, Principal of the Academy, said:
“It was very pleasing to receive this letter from the Minister and start the new academic year with formal recognition of our recent achievements. We invest a lot both in training our staff and in giving extra tuition to any student who needs it, which helps make sure everyone at our Academy is supported to succeed.”
Dr Chris Tomlinson, the Academy’s Executive Principal, said:
“This again marks an incredibly successful 2013 for Harris Academy Chafford Hundred in which we were also awarded Teaching School status and achieved excellent GCSE results. There is a really industrious and happy atmosphere at the Academy and it is nurturing young people who not only achieve academically but are also confident, well-rounded individuals.”