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St Thomas More Catholic School in Wood Green claims title of best school in Haringey
A school in Wood Green has claimed the title of the best secondary school in the borough after it achieved its best GCSE results ever.
Student and staff at St Thomas More Catholic School, Glendale Avenue, were full of glee as 89 per cent of them received five A* to C grades at GCSE including Maths and English.
The school has had a lot to celebrate this year after it was given outstanding status by Ofsted and achieved the joint highest A level results in Haringey.
This latest feat makes it top of the Haringey League Table for secondary schools.
Executive headteacher Martin Tissot said: “This stunning achievement is down to a determined and concerted action by all in the school over the past three years to reach the highest possible standards.
“There is a forward momentum in the school and I feel confident that we will go on to even greater achievements in the future.”
Year 11 head Tracy Warriner said she was not surprised with how well the school had done.
She said: “I am not surprised at these results. Staff and students have worked tirelessly in the evenings, weekends and during the holidays and this year group have put in the time that is required.
“As a group they are very supportive of each other, kind, thoughtful and considerate. I am very proud of them. They deserve this wonderful set of results.”
Chairman of governors Councillor Pat Egan praised all those involved in the leadership of the school and highlighted the turnaround in the successes of the school.
He said: “As a local councillor, I see the pupils in the locality smartly turned out, impeccably behaved, being a credit to themselves and their parents.
“These are the standards we want to see in Haringey.”
Mark Rowland, the head of school, singled out two particular students for praise - Kevin Coxe, who received eight A* grades and eight As, and Linda Mayisa Daniel, who secured seven A* grades and eight As.
He said: “These two students have been pacemakers for the rest of the pack.”
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