Top Sherburn students win high praise at Westminster

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Three of Sherburn High School’s top Year 12 students travelled to London last week for a special PIXL (a national group of schools working together: Partners In Excellence) event in the Central Hall of Westminster.

The students - Barney Johnson, Claudia Sheriston and Ella Walton - were chosen as prize winners for their GCSE academic achievement and progress.

Students were commended for their effort and that of their school and parents working together to deliver their amazing successes.

Sir John Rowling, Director PIXL praised schools, said: “We know that students can’t achieve what they do on their own.

“Your dedication and determination help to make it happen for them.”

Sherburn High School was recognised as one of the 20 most improved schools in the country with over 80 per cent achieving A*-C in English/Maths of which over 27 per cent of grades were at A*/A.

A school spokesman said: “After receiving their certificates from Rio Olympic gold medal cyclist Joanna Rowsell Shand MBE, the Sherburn students went away from the conference inspired to aim for a great future and energised and determined to make the most of themselves.”

Headteacher Maria Williams, who along with Deputy Head John Ralphs accompanied the students to London, added: “What a wonderful way to celebrate being in the top 20 per cent of all schools nationally.

“Our students represented school with great maturity and we are immensely proud of their achievements; it was excellent for them to be rewarded personally for their GCSE success.”