Search

Haringey headteachers refuse to release results as they take a stand against GCSE league tables

07:00 28 August 2014

Pupils at Alexandra Park celebrate their GCSE results.

Pupils at Alexandra Park celebrate their GCSE results.

Archant

The GCSE results of some of the borough’s top performing schools will remain under wraps until January – as they rail against students’ achievements being reduced to a “simple ‘league table’ approach”.

Half of Haringey’s headteachers have refused to reveal their schools’ overall GCSE results after they decided they wanted the focus to be on pupils’ individual achievements, rather than which secondary had performed the best.

Parents awaiting a league table will now have to wait until the Department for Education (DfE) releases them early next year.

However, an overall average for Haringey’s schools has been released, with the borough equalling last year’s record breaking 63.6 per cent of students getting five A* to C grades, including English and maths.

Patrick Cozier, Highgate Wood headteacher and chairman of Haringey Secondary Headteachers’ Forum, explained the unusual decision.

“As a family of Haringey schools, we very much wanted the focus of this year’s results to be on celebrating the successes of all of our students,” he said.

“It would be a real shame for the hard work and fantastic achievements of students to be reduced to a simple “league table” approach, which takes no notice of the different challenges faced by different schools, pits schools against each other and goes against the spirit of borough-wide recognition of Haringey’s young people.

“We are, of course, perfectly happy to share results with our parents and confirmed results will be released by the DfE later this year.”

Highgate Wood, Fortismere, Alexandra Park and Greig City are all among those who arekeeping quiet.

However, those who have shared their overall results have reported widely positive, with Hornsey School for Girls reporting at five per cent increase on last year’s 65pc of students getting five A* to C grades, including English and maths.

Tottenham’s Gladesmore and Northumberland Park both reported increases, from 63 to 68pc and from 51pc to 57pc respectively. Only last year’s best performing school, St Thomas More, in Wood Green, reported a drop - down 3pc to 86pc.

Cllr Claire Kober, Haringey Council leader, said the results were “further evidence of the first rate education provided in Haringey”.

She added: “We’re committed to meeting the ambitious targets we’ve set ourselves in the Outstanding for All agenda and delivering the best possible education for all students in Haringey.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hampstead Highgate Express visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hampstead Highgate Express staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hampstead Highgate Express account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Hampstead & Highgate News Stories

Fri, 18:35

A Crouch End woman and three others have been sentenced for their roles in attempting to defraud a Camden housing association of nearly £430,000.

Fri, 15:29

A Gospel Oak care home made no notes of a patient’s penicillin allergy on the medical charts, a care watchdog report found

Fri, 11:37

A 30-year-old male cyclist is in a serious condition in hospital after reportedly careering into the rear window of a parked car in Regent’s Park.

Fri, 11:28

Management consultant begged to be spared prison after kicking the driver outside an exclusive club

Thu, 13:01

The power of the community in working for change has been demonstrated with steps taken to deal with two major traffic issues

Thu, 11:24

Revellers of all ages descended on Waterlow Park on Saturday to celebrate its glorious 125-year history

Thu, 08:00

A Hampstead family claim their beloved Pomeranian dog Chewy died after being bitten by a neighbour’s Alsatian dog.

Thu, 07:00

A controversial late-night restaurant in Hampstead has agreed to reduce its opening hours following armed carjackings during which shots were fired.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Interested in purchasing a flat and want to know the rules, rights and regulations as a leaseholder? Or maybe you are already a leaseholder and want to find out more about extending your lease?

Scores of people visited the opening of Composite Door Master’s first public showroom in Hayes at the weekend, where they were treated to a spectacular show by award winning magician, Marc Oberon.

You’ve got cash, you’ve got style and you’ve got a bursting social calendar, but no time. These Crouch End studio suites to rent could be your dream come true.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Most read Hampstead & Highgate news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Property Newsletter Sign-up

Get the latest North London property news and features straight to your inbox with our regular newsletter

I am also happy to receive other emails...
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

As we grow older it becomes more and more important to have means to travel about safely and quickly. Our friendship groups and families grow and the need to have a car that is not only safe but also fast and big enough for all our needs is ever more important. There are many cars on the market for such needs but none deals with them as efficiently or as neatly as a VW Golf Estate. These cars are build strong, long lasting and spacious for a reason. They cater to the needs of many and are some of the most popular cars currently on the market.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now