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The Totteridge Academy in the top 50 schools in the country for GCSE progress score

Updated: Jan 12, 2023

New provisional league tables from the Department for Education confirms above average student progress for The Totteridge Academy (TTA) students


TTA places number one in Barnet and 43rd in the country for Progress 8


Following the release of the Department for Education’s provisional GCSE league tables last week, The Totteridge Academy (TTA) is celebrating its score for pupil progress.

This national data now shows schools’ provisional results on the government’s Progress 8 measure, which calculates the average progress students make between Key Stage 2 and when they sit their GCSE examinations, compared with other schools. A progress score that meets the national average is set at 0 each year, with anything higher reflecting value added to a students’ achievements during their time at school.


On Progress 8, TTA was top of the table for Barnet, with a score of +1.03. This score also puts the school 43rd in the country on the measure.


The academy joined United Learning in 2016 when it was rated ‘Requires Improvement’ by Ofsted and had a Progress 8 score of -0.45. Since then, TTA has gone from strength to strength and in 2019 was awarded a ‘Good’ rating, with the Inspectors noting the school was ‘outstanding’ in several categories.


Chris Fairbairn, Principal at TTA, said:


“I am incredibly proud of the progress we have made over the past few years to become the highest performing school in Barnet based on the government’s Progress 8 measure. This year’s provisional score marks another impressive improvement for us in comparison to where we were only a few years ago and reflects the significant strides forward we have taken as a school community.


“Our success is testament to the ongoing hard work of our exceptional team of staff who work so diligently to make sure each and every one of our young people have the tools, knowledge and confidence they need to make strong progress – both in their academic learning and more widely. Congratulations to all on this excellent outcome which we look forward to building on over the coming years.”


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