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Lambeth school among most improved nationwide

League tables have shown Norwood School has improved most in terms of GCSE results in the country – and is the second most improved school in London.

The figures show the proportion of students getting at least five good GCSEs or equivalent qualifications each year. The list was compiled by the Department for Children, Schools, and Families.

Norwood School recorded an improvement rate of 20 per cent from last year, with 99 per cent of pupils achieving five A*-C grades. This has placed Norwood School among the top five most improved schools in the country and the second most improved in London.

The key to inclusion within the table is consistency – a school’s results have to have improved each year. Other schools might have had a bigger rise across the past four years, which is the time frame used to measure improvement, but with a dip along the way. Norwood School has been among the top 105 most improved secondary schools during the past four years.

Denise Webster, Headteacher, said: “The results are a combination of the hard work of pupils and staff at Norwood School, the support of parents and a shared ambition for the school. It is wonderful and tremendously rewarding to help them nurture their individual talents and interests and raise their aspirations. We are absolutely delighted with the progress of these pupils.”

Cllr Pete Robbins, Lambeth Council Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, added: “We are delighted with the GCSE results in our schools which are getting better across the board – but particularly proud of the Norwood School’s outstanding academic achievement. To be amongst the very top schools nationally and the second most improved in London reflects the hard work and dedication of pupils and teachers and the continued support of parents and the local authority.”

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