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Long Stratton High School climbs league table




A transformed school has left behind its reputation of being one of the worst in Norfolk.

REASON TO CELEBRATE: Pupils and staff at Long Stratton High School celebrate their success.
REASON TO CELEBRATE: Pupils and staff at Long Stratton High School celebrate their success.

Long Stratton High School can now claim to be fourth for attainment and 12th for progress in the county for GCSE results last year.

In 2016, the school was one of the worst performing schools in Norfolk.

Headteacher Dr Roger Harris said: “We have made quite a jump from where we were three years ago to where we are at the moment.”

“We changed what was expected of teachers and pupils and reviewed the assessment, marking and feedback policy.”

The school, which is part of the Enrich Learning Trust, consists of 590 students.

“By working closely with the trust, we have improved the quality assurance and regularly check what is going on in the classroom,” said Dr Harris, who joined the school in 2016.

“All these things have helped move the school forward, but, if the staff weren’t on board and the children weren’t doing their bit, none of it would’ve happened

“Historically, I can understand why parents have looked elsewhere. Here in Long Stratton, we care about our children as individuals and we want them to reach their full potential.

“It’s one of those things where you would say ‘Why wouldn’t you look at Long Stratton High School’, instead of ‘Why would you?’”

Trust chief executive Russell Bolton said: “We are absolutely delighted and not surprised because there are great people in this school who work really hard.”



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