Sulivan’s results are quite simply outstanding, positioning the school firmly in the top 2% in the country. Sulivan’s Key Stage 2 “value added” results have been rated 233rd in England and Wales out of more than 15,000 schools. Last Friday the 2013 SATs tables were published for England and Wales. The key Ofsted test for a good school these days is the measurement of ‘pupil progress’. It is important that schools are achieving well but it is more important to see how far their children have progressed academically.
The Value Added score on the SATs tables shows the distance that the school has brought children on from their initial assessment on entry to Y6.
Sulivan School has gained coveted membership of the Mayor’s Gold Club for schools across London.
What is the Gold Club? The Gold Club, set up by Mayor Boris Johnson two years ago, is an annual scheme which identifies and celebrates those exceptional schools in London that are succeeding with all their pupils – but especially with the most disadvantaged.
In Hammersmith & Fulham there are only five Gold Club primaries. Three of them are VA (Church) schools, one is an Academy and the last one is a Community School – Sulivan! Sulivan is the only community school in Hammersmith & Fulham to have been awarded the Mayor’s Gold Club School membership.
The Mayor recognised, as does the current government, that if London is to succeed as a global centre of business, science and culture we need a highly educated and qualified workforce that can get the jobs our economy will create in the future. Our schools need to match the success of schools in other international cities.