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Selby High School

Selby High School

The Sky's The Limit Celebration

Selby High School has gained national recognition for the GCSE achievements of its students.

Students from the school are pictured releasing balloons as part of the school’s ‘The Sky’s The Limit Celebration’ following the SSAT’s recognition of its outstanding achievements. The helium filled gold, silver, white, maroon and black balloons, each carry a tag, which when returned to school will entitle the finder to a cash prize. 

Selby High School’s 2013 examination results placed it in the top 18% of schools nationally and the success has been praised by the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust.

Over the Easter break, Selby High School Specialist School for the Arts and Science, received a letter from Sue Williamson, the Chief Executive of the SSAT which commended the school for exceptional year-on-year achievement and for some of the fastest improving GCSE results in the country.  The school has qualified for an SSAT Educational Outcomes Award.

A recent in-depth analysis of official Department for Education data on all state-funded schools in England by SSAT, the national schools’ membership organisation for improvement and collaboration, identified Selby High School Specialist School for the Arts and Science’s success. 

The school has been invited to receive their award at a regional celebration ceremony hosted by SSAT at Dixons Allerton Academy in Bradford on 02 June.

Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said:

Selby High School Specialist School for the Arts and Science should be congratulated for their exceptional achievement. They have proved themselves to be leading the field in improving GCSE outcomes for their students. There is so much good practice that this school could share, and I hope many schools will join us at the celebration ceremony for the chance to network and share strategies with award-winning schools.

These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and leadership team at Selby High School Specialist School for the Arts and Science, and show what can be achieved when skilled teachers have high expectations and ambition for every young person. I am proud that this school is a member of the SSAT network