Ricards Lodge High School top in country for student progress

Ricards Lodge High School has received national recognition for the value it adds to students’ achievements at GCSE.

Recognised by the national schools’ membership organisation for improvement and collaboration, the school has qualified for an SSAT Educational Outcomes Award by being in the top 20% of schools nationally for progress made by pupils between their key stage 2 results at primary school and their GCSE results at age 16.

The school has been invited to receive their award at a regional celebration ceremony hosted by SSAT at The St Marylebone CE School in London on 6 May.

Merton Council’s Director of Children, Schools and Families Yvette Stanley said: “I’m delighted to see Ricards Lodge High School receiving the recognition it deserves through this national accolade. Our schools in Merton are always striving to improve the quality of education in the borough and this award is testament to that. Congratulations to all the students and teachers at Ricards Lodge.”

Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said: “Ricards Lodge High School should be congratulated for their exceptional achievement. They have proved themselves to be leading the field in improving GCSE outcomes for their students. There is so much good practice that this school could share, and I hope many schools will join us at the celebration ceremony for the chance to network and share strategies with award-winning schools.

“These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and leadership team at Ricards Lodge High School, and show what can be achieved when skilled teachers have high expectations and ambition for every young person. I am proud that this school is a member of the SSAT network.”


Note to editors:
1. SSAT is the name of the company formed from the former Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, which closed in May 2012. Please note: SSAT is not an acronym – it is the name by which its members requested the new company be known when it was established in May 2012.