The Marches Academy Trust is celebrating that one of its schools is leading the way following the confirmation that they are number one in Shropshire for Progress 8.

A school’s Progress 8 score is usually between -1 and +1. A score of +1 means that pupils in that school achieve one grade higher in each qualification than other similar pupils nationally. A score of -1 means they achieve one grade lower. The average Progress 8 score of all secondary schools nationally is 0.

Sir John Talbot’s School builds on their continued progress over the past three years by achieving their highest score of 0.57 which places them number 1 in Shropshire and in the top 14% of schools across England for achieving well above average.

The school which joined the Marches Academy Trust in 2014 has made significant progress in all areas including standards, behaviour as well as results.

David O’Toole, Headteacher comments ‘“I am so proud of all of the students and staff for the effort and hard work; this couldn’t have been achieved without the full support of parents working so closely with the school. We have an exceptional team here at Sir John Talbot’s School and provide the perfect balance between a pursuit of academic excellence alongside personalised pastoral care. I believe this is so important as every student is entitled to a first class education.”