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Schools for Success - Mayor of London

Outstanding achievements of Queen Elizabeth’s Girls' School London

Press Release from the Schools for Success Programme:

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has celebrated the outstanding performance of Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School in Barnet with an awards ceremony.

The school was honoured for its work to reduce educational inequality and achieve exceptional results for children who were previously behind in their studies, at a Schools for Success awards ceremony.

Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School has been recognised for arguably closing any gap in performance between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged students, for ensuring there are no underperforming identifiable groups and for its phenomenal Progress 8 score this year and in the preceding two years. The school shares its practice widely through the SSAT network of Leading Edge schools. It is one of only three London schools to win the award successively over three years.

The Schools for Success programme was created by the Mayor in 2017 to improve the support given to children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The programme recognises primary and secondary schools that ensure strong progress for their lowest attaining pupils, has a strong overall performance and shares their work with other schools.

The ceremony was hosted on Friday (27th) by Deputy Mayor for Education and Childcare Joanne McCartney.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I’d like to congratulate the staff of Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ School for their excellent work. Schools for Success was created to celebrate the difference that teachers, teaching assistants, support staff and governors are making every day to support children and reduce inequalities, and this school’s inclusive and supportive learning environment is a great example of this. London has the best schools and teachers in the country, and by working together we can make sure that no young Londoner is left behind.”