Newport Girls' High School celebrates topping table
It is one of the best state schools in the country - and today staff and pupils at Newport Girls' High School were celebrating further success in the league tables.
The grammar school again topped the Telford & Wrekin performance tables and was ranked 17th in the country after all 56 pupils got at least five GCSEs, including English and maths, at grade C or higher.
Headteacher Ros Garner said she was pleased with both the exam results and the progress pupils made during their time at the school.
She said: "We are absolutely delighted. We obviously look at our own results and we were very pleased with them, but it is equally pleasing to see how we compare with other schools.
"Of course we look at the A* and A pass rate, but we also look at the value added results."
Value added is a measure of the progress students make between different stages of education.
Mrs Garner said: "At a grammar school particularly there is an expectation that the students will get five or more A*-C grades, but the measure of the progress the girls make is very important to us.
"It is a tribute to how hard the girls and the staff work. Again there is an impression that the girls will do well because they are clever, but they put in a lot of extra time and effort.
"There is a lot of dedication from the girls, who put in the work on top of doing things like sport and other activities."
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