Attleborough Academy top of the class following national award

Attleborough Academy Principal Neil McShane (centre) and Deputy Principal Izzy Mair (left) receive the Educational Outcomes Award from Sue Williamson.
Attleborough Academy Principal Neil McShane (centre) and Deputy Principal Izzy Mair (left) receive the Educational Outcomes Award from Sue Williamson.

Attleborough Academy’s headteacher has described the school’s national award for pupil progress as a “fitting recognition” of the hard work by staff and students.

The Norwich Road-based high school received the SSAT Educational Outcomes Award this month, after data revealed its results in the 2015 academic year placed it in the top 20 per cent nationally for progress between Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 4.

Academy Principal Neil McShane said: “I am so incredibly proud of the staff and students in receiving this national award.

“For us to achieve so highly in that year is a true example of the strength and resilience of our community and the award is a fitting recognition of this.”

Mr McShane added it was a strong tribute to the late, “much loved” Vice Principal David Bartram, who suddenly passed away during the same academic year.

Sue Williamson, the SSAT Chief Executive, stated: “Recognising and sharing successes like this is at the heart of SSAT’s mission, so I’m delighted to congratulate Attleborough Academy Norfolk on their achievement.”