25 November 2019
Newport Girls’ ranked West Midlands State Secondary School of the Year
Newport Girls’ High School is delighted to have been named West Midlands State Secondary School of the Year in The Sunday Times’s Schools Guide for 2020. The award comes as the school celebrates the recent reconfirmation of its outstanding status in an Ofsted Section 8 inspection and follows excellent results in the summer when 90% of GCSEs were scored Grades 9-7 and 68% of A-levels received grades A*-B. In addition, The Sunday Times editors recognised the rapid rise of 40 places in the national rankings with the school now placed 70th state school in the country for performance.
Headteacher Mr Michael Scott was delighted to hear the news: ‘We received a telephone call from The Sunday Times Parent Power office last week to confirm our award. It is always pleasing to receive recognition of the hard work of our students and staff in this way and, in particular, the improvements we have made to our results in 2019. Congratulations to our whole school community.’
Councillor Shirley Reynolds, Telford & Wrekin Council’s Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Education was also pleased: ‘This is fantastic news for Newport Girls’ High School and a richly deserved accolade. I would like to thank all the pupils, staff, parents and governors for their hard work that has resulted in being awarded The Sunday Times Midlands School of the Year’.