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Top schools in Chesterfield congratulated by Schools Minister

February 8, 2013 9:24 AM
Originally published by East Midlands Liberal Democrats

Julia Cambridge, Parliamentary Spokesperson for Chesterfield has joined Liberal Democrat Schools Minister, David Laws in congratulating the top performing schools in Chesterfield on their performance.

David Laws has written to the schools after last month's secondary school performance tables revealed that three schools, Brookfield Community, St Mary's Catholic High and Hasland Hall Community School in Chesterfield are among the best in the country.

Commenting, Julia Cambridge said:

"This is really news for the head teachers, teachers, other staff and parents at these schools. They have all worked tremendously hard to ensure our children have the best start in life.

"It's also great news for the young people who have benefited from their teachers' continuous effort to go the extra mile.

"They will be very well prepared for what lies ahead, whether that's A-levels and perhaps university, or further education and maybe one of the great apprenticeships the Coalition Government has invested in."

Commenting further, Liberal Democrat Schools Minister, David Laws said:

"I am pleased to see the appalling attainment gap between the poorest pupils and their peers narrowing. This is indeed encouraging, but we must get rid of it completely. We are targeting more funding than ever before to help all children meet their full potential, whatever their background.

"Through the Pupil Premium, schools have the opportunity to make a real difference in improving children's life chances."

ENDS

The Schools

The schools in Chesterfield that got a letter from Liberal Democrat Schools Minister, David Laws, to congratulate them with their excellent performance are:

  • Brookfield Community School
  • St Mary's Catholic High School
  • Hasland Hall Community School