PRESS RELEASE - The Charles Dickens School is the highest performing non-selective school in East KentPosted on: 13/11/2023
The recent School Performance Tables have identified The Charles Dickens School as the highest performing non-selective school in East Kent, based on the headline Progress 8 measure. The school achieved a score of +0.07, higher than all the other eighteen non-selective schools in Thanet, Canterbury and Swale.
Warren Smith, CDS headteacher said, “This result is a further reflection of the hard work of our teachers and pupils, and the strong academic culture we have at CDS. It is very difficult for non-selective schools to achieve a positive P8 score and it underlines our pledge to our school community that if you attend well and do the things that are asked of you, we can almost guarantee that you are going to do very well.”
In other good news, data analysis conducted by the education newspaper Schools Week identified the top ten most improved schools in the country on Progress 8, between 2019 and 2023, who have above average proportion of Pupil Premium pupils. Incredibly two local schools are in the top 10, with Hartsdown Academy ranked 4th and The Charles Dickens School ranked 8th most improved in the country.