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National Awards

The de Ferrers Academy is one of the highest performers in England, winning national awards 

Kathy Hardy, Principal of The de Ferrers Academy is delighted to share that the academy has been recognised nationally by receiving two prestigious awards for their outstanding key stage 5 results last year. The awards are based on 2019 data provided by the Department for Education and Ofsted, and for the school’s commitment to collaboration, analysed by SSAT, the Schools, Students and Teachers network.

The SSAT Educational Outcomes database compares all state-funded schools in England and the highest performing schools in a range of key measures are awarded SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards. 

Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said: 

The de Ferrers Academy on winning two SSAT Educational Outcomes awards. This success is down to the superb learning and teaching, outstanding support and inspirational leadership of students, staff, parents and governors. You have made a huge difference to the lives of the young people in your school. Thank you

Hannah Roberts, VP at de Ferrers i/c of Post 16 said, “We are delighted to be recognised by SSAT for being in the top 10% of non-selective schools nationally for student attainment, and achieving significantly higher than national average student progress in Applied General subjects at Key Stage 5.

Our Applied courses add real value to our Sixth Form curriculum. Our students have the option to study BTEC and CTEC courses alongside traditional A Levels which allows them to pursue a combination of subjects and qualifications that prepares them well for their future. Our achievements in applied courses have meant that more students than ever have been able to access their first choice destination, and leave us equipped with the knowledge and skills to be successful in their chosen fields.

Ian McNeilly, Chief Executive of The de Ferrers Trust, said: 'It is great that the hard work of the students and staff of The de Ferrers Academy's Sixth Form Centre is being recognised in this way.'