SUCCESSFUL Kirklees schools have been honoured at an awards ceremony.
Representatives of more than 50 schools were at the event for achievement and performance hosted by Kirklees Mayor Clr Jean Calvert at the Galpharm Stadium.
School performances were assessed against national standards set by the Fischer Family Trust, a national, independent, non- profit-making organisation involved in supporting projects dealing with the development of education in the UK.
The trust works with council children and young people services nationwide and the Government’s Department For Skills.
The Kirklees Cabinet member for children and young people’s matters, Clr Jim Dodds, said: “I am immensely proud of staff and pupils who have worked hard to achieve these impressive results.
“The ever-improving performance of our schools is testimony to their commitment.
“We must also remember and acknowledge the schools who on this occasion did not receive an award but are also working very hard.
“I hope to see them at the awards next year.”
Schools which have high contextual value added in Key Stage 2-4 Heckmondwike Grammar (also nationally recognised as being in the top 200 for A-level results); Holmfirth High Mathematics and Computing Specialist School and judged outstanding by Ofsted; Honley High (and named nationally as one of the top 200 most improved state schools for the proportion of pupils who have gained five GCSEs A* - C during the academic year 2006/07); Mirfield Free Grammar and Sixth Form; Salendine Nook High; Shelley College Specialist Centre for Science, King James’s School, Almondbury (and named nationally as one of the top 200 most improved state schools for the proportion of pupils who have gained 5 GCSEs A* - C during the academic year 2006/07), Fartown High; Royds Hall High, Paddock; Westborough High, Dewsbury; Moor End Technology College, Crosland Moor.
Named nationally as one of the top 200 most improved state schools for the proportion of pupils who have gained 5 GCSEs A* - C during 2006/07: Rawthorpe High.
Highest attaining middle school: Kirkburton Middle.
Named nationally as one of the schools with the highest attaining at national curriculum level 5 in the key stage 2 tests taken by 11-year-olds: Lindley Junior.
Named nationally as being one of the most improved at level 4 in the key stage 2 tests for 2004 to 2007: Headfield C of E (VC) Junior, Thornhill Lees.
Schools which have been judged as outstanding by Ofsted in 2006/07: Almondbury C of E (C) I&N; Birdsedge First; Crossley Fields J&I, Mirfield; Reinwood I&N, Oakes.
In recognition of special needs outreach work:Fairfield School, Batley; Castle Hill School, Newsome.
In recognition of delivering a successful preventative programme that is based on outstanding partnership working: Westfields Pupil Referral Unit, Dewsbury.
For nationally recognised cutting edge work with the Virtual Learning Environment: Ethos Pupil Referral Unit.
Extended Schools recognition, for working with partners particularly local children centres and a pro-active approach to the delivery of services for innovation: Batley Girls’ High School Visual Arts College.
For extensive and innovative work in engaging parents in school: Westborough High.
For promoting Family Learning:_ Boothroyd J I & N, Dewsbury.