Pupils are simply top class

Castle Hall School received three framed certificates from SSAT for high achievement, value-added and most improved in a year as well as a Kirklees Significant Improvement award, when the council were trying to close the school down. (D16071059)
Castle Hall School received three framed certificates from SSAT for high achievement, value-added and most improved in a year as well as a Kirklees Significant Improvement award, when the council were trying to close the school down. (D16071059)

A MIRFIELD high school has won four awards for achievement.

Castle Hall School won three national awards from the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, a charity which works with schools to raise achievement.

The first award was in recognition of the school’s high attainment on the measure of five or more A* to C GCSE grades including English and maths.

The second award was presented for the school’s achievement as one of the five most improved language colleges nationally, out of more than 250 schools. 

The third was for the improvement in the school’s Value Added score, how pupils’ improvement from year seven through to year 11 is measured.

The school, in Richard Thorpe Avenue, Mirfield, was also presented with a Celebrating Success award from Kirklees Council.

The award was given to the school for its significant improvement in numbers of pupils achieving five A* to C GCSE grades and equivalent, including English and maths GCSE results 2009.

Headteacher Andy Pugh said that the whole school community should be delighted with the four awards.

He said: “I have had the privilege of being invited to celebration events to receive these awards on behalf of staff, students and parents, in recognition of the incredible efforts they made last year.

“The school has received special mention this year as we are one of only 38 schools nationally to have been nominated for all three SSAT awards.”

Meanwhile, the school’s caterers, GM Catering, received special recognition from the Mayor for their efforts on Local Food Day last term after producing a school lunch menu which was entirely made up of food sourced from local suppliers.

 They also received a special recognition award in the local business category for their use and promotion of local foods and suppliers during the previous year.