Our Lady’s High School wins national award for third year in a row


Our Lady’s High School won an Educational Outcomes Award for being in the top 20 per cent of secondary schools nationally for progress.

The all girls’ Catholic school, with a mixed sixth form, has four forms of entry and was established in Amhurst Park in 1904 by the Servite Sisters, with the aim of providing education to young women in Hackney.

“We are so proud of each and every student from Our Lady’s.”

Our Lady’s Head teacher, Ms Justine McDonald, said: “We are privileged to work with amazing students, who year on year work at such a high standard to achieve incredible results, thus showcasing the school in the best light possible.

“This is the third year in a row we have won this award, which exemplifies the work ethic of our students, who are over 50 per cent pupil premium [funding provided by the Government for financially disadvantaged pupils].

“We are so proud of each and every student from Our Lady’s.”

The award is based on data from the Department of Education (DfE) and Ofsted, analysed by the SSAT (the Schools, Students and Teachers network).

The SSAT Educational Outcomes database compares all state-funded schools in England using 40 different metrics, combining three official DfE and Ofsted sources into one.

Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT, said: “I am delighted that Our Lady’s High School has won an Educational Outcomes Award.

“This recognises an important aspect of the school’s work, but, as we know, there is much more to recognise in a good school like Our Lady’s High School.

“SSAT is pleased to recognise the quality of leadership and the hard work of all staff to ensure the success of every child.

“A big thank you and well done to pupils, parents, staff and governors.”