League Tables confirm Beacon Academy is the top-performing school in East Sussex and one of the highest achieving schools in the country for the second year running

League Tables confirm Beacon Academy is the top-performing school in East Sussex and one of the highest achieving schools in the country for the second year running

As confirmed by the Department for Education’s provisional national league tables published on Tuesday 16 October, Beacon Academy is the number one school in the county for the second year running under the headline Progress 8 measure, and in the top 5% of all schools nationwide.

Progress 8 is the Government’s main performance measure, and reflects the value that schools add to the progress of their students in respect of their final GCSE grades, compared to that of their peers of similar prior ability across the country.

This year, our published Progress 8 score is 0.7 which places our school at the top of the table in East Sussex, in second place in Sussex overall and in the top 5% of schools in England. As a non-selective, non-denominational, non-fee-paying school, we are immensely proud and delighted to have received this confirmation of our high-ranking position. We are in an esteemed group of 7% of schools nationally who are now categorised as ‘well above average’ for two years in a row. As ever, this is a reflection of our vision and our determination to consistently provide the best possible education for all of our students, and to become an exceptional school for our community, both locally and nationally.

Headteacher, Anna Robinson has said,

“We are absolutely delighted for our students, our staff and the wider community to have sustained our exceptional outcomes. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and acknowledge my Headteacher colleagues and their staff, within the local area, who have also achieved some absolutely stunning outcomes for their students. Once again I am immensely proud of all of our students and staff and what they have achieved and as ever, I would also like to thank our parents and carers for their immeasurable support. For the second year running, this accolade is a reflection of an exceptional amount of hard work, dedication and resilience throughout the academic year. Together we have all ensured that our students were in a prime position to achieve the very best outcomes to support and enable them to fulfil their ambitions for their futures. What our students have achieved via the progress that they have made will empower them to go and be successful in life, whether in education, employment or training, allowing them to stand shoulder to shoulder with their contemporaries, whether locally, nationally or globally in whatever area they choose to pursue and in doing so, we want them to be happy and successful. This is exactly what we want for all of our students at Beacon Academy.”

Photograph published with the kind permission of Kent & Sussex Courier.