The below is an excerpt from an article published only by My London News on 21st July 2020.
The Real Schools Guide 2020, compiled by Reach’s data unit, has been released and it shows how well secondary schools in Croydon are doing compared to others around the country.
One of Croydon’s schools is among the top 100 nationally, while another is among the top 250.
According to the data, Coloma Convent Girls’ School is the best secondary school in Croydon, while Harris City Academy Crystal Palace and Norbury Manor Business and Enterprise College for Girls are second and third respectively.
The Real Schools Guide 2020 aims to give a far more comprehensive picture than traditional league tables.
It takes into account 51 different data points – including not just GCSE results, Ofsted ratings and Attainment 8 scores but also factors like Progress 8, pupil-teacher ratios and absence rates.
Parents can browse the full data of their child’s school here, compare different schools, and find links to contact details and recent Ofsted reports.
The guide, now in its eighth year, has been praised by ministers and education experts alike. Former schools minister David Laws called it ‘public-service journalism in the best tradition’.
[Coloma] was given the highest possible score for attainment, progress, attendance, outcomes and total stars.
It was given a score of 76 out of 100, and is the 65th best school in the country (out of 3,181).