Norbury Manor has been named Croydon Secondary School of the Year 2019 just days after he was revealed it is one of the best state funded secondary schools in the country.
The award tops off a fantastic year at the Thornton Heath academy which was recently placed in the top 15 per cent by the Department for Education as well as ranking third best in the borough.
The college’s Progress 8 score of 0.67 situates it firmly within the “well above average” band and the local authority average score is 0.07, only two other schools scored higher.
Headteacher Amanda Compton, collected the prize at Croydon Council Awards ceremony last Thursday ( Nov 28) along with Mary Turner, Chair of the school’s local governing body.Ms Compton said: “First and foremost, I must mention our students, whose enthusiasm, vibrancy and willingness to learn make working in this school such a privilege. But it’s equally important to say that receiving this award would not have been possible without all the effort our staff put in to supporting, developing and educating our girls; it is testament to their dedication.”The school was praised for its “excellent academic results” with “GCSE English and maths well above the national average” but also for the “wealth of opportunities for pupils to enrich their studies as well as their personal and social development.”
The panel recognised that students participate in “a range of high quality expressive arts projects, a host of musical and sports activities and charity fund raising events” which helps to create “a vibrant and happy environment in which to thrive and learn.”