Stradbroke High recognised by Schools Minister after top 100 ranking

Stradbroke High Schools head girl Heather Cutler and head boy James Cleverley show the congratulatory letter from Schools Minister Nick Gibb.
Stradbroke High Schools head girl Heather Cutler and head boy James Cleverley show the congratulatory letter from Schools Minister Nick Gibb.

Stradbroke High School is celebrating after being formally recognised by a government education minister as one of the top 100 schools in England.

The school, based in Wilby Road, was congratulated in a letter by Nick Gibb, Minister of State for Schools, for its high placement in adding value to pupils from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4, ranking in the top 4 per cent nationally.

The letter praised the staff’s hard work and professionalism, and stated this recognition ‘reflects the fantastic progress made by your pupils since the end of primary school’.

Headteacher Andrew Bloom, who is retiring this summer after six years in the role, said: “It is always pleasing to be recognised in this way, but most importantly we are proud of the fact that our pupils leave us having the best opportunity for further and future success.”

An Ofsted and Department for Education (DfE) analysis published last month found that 70 per cent of the school’s students achieved at least five A*-C GCSEs, and in maths, pupils of all ability make better progress than in any other school in Suffolk.