Newham schools awarded Gold Club status for delivering success

A group of primary schools in the borough are among those from across the capital awarded Gold Club status under a scheme that recognises exceptional schools.

Selwyn Primary in Plaistow, St Luke’s in Canning Town, St Winefride’s in Manor Park and Tollgate Primary in Plaistow are among 100 schools to be awarded the Gold Club status in 2014, the second year of the scheme. They are now being asked to share their good practice through seminars and hosting visits to their school so that others can learn from a range of approaches that have delivered success and achieved extraordinary performance from their pupils.

The Gold Club is part of the Mayor’s drive to help drive up standards and raise attainment for all schoolchildren wherever they live in the capital and regardless of background.

It celebrates schools that are achieving academic success with all their pupils, particularly those where they may be disadvantaged or be affected by circumstances that could have an impact on their learning. In highlighting schools that are ‘bucking the trend’, particularly those with children on Pupil Premium or previously low attainment, the aim is to inspire others in London to strive for similar academic success and offer them the chance to learn the best practice in the classroom of the Gold Club schools.