Walthamstow School for Girls has been described as ‘leading in the field’ for student success after it was nominated for two national awards.

In a recent study of data collected by the Department for Education the school was noted as being in the top 20 percent nationally for progress between key stage two and GCSE levels.

It is also in the top 20 percent of schools for high attainment by pupils.

As a result if the findings the school has qualified for two awards from SSAT, an independent membership organisation which focuses on the role of teachers and their role in shaping children’s education.

Each year they hold the SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards.

This year, Walthamstow School for Girls is one of only 79 in the UK to receive both awards.

The school has been invited to receive their award at a regional celebration ceremony hosted by SSAT at The St Marylebone CE School in London on 06 May.

Meryl Davies, Headteacher of Walthamstow School for Girls said that she is thrilled having also achieved a good Ofsted report.

She said: “We are delighted to have gained yet further national recognition for the contribution we make to changing the life chances of young people in Walthamstow.”

Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said that the school is ‘leading’ in the field for improvement in the run up to GCSE exams.