Boxgrove Primary School, in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, has been awarded Gold Club status under a scheme set up by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson to recognise exceptional schools in the capital. The Gold Club is part of the Mayor's drive to boost standards and raise attainment for all school children wherever they live in the capital and regardless of background.
In highlighting and celebrating schools that are 'bucking the trend', especially those that have pupils with previously low attainment, the aim is to inspire even more schools in London to strive for similar academic success and offer them the chance to learn from the Gold Club schools.
Boxgrove Primary School has been awarded Gold Club status because of its continual drive to improve pupil outcomes and the resulting success the school has had in this area.
Headteacher, Ms Broughton, said, ‘We are all very pleased and proud to be recognised in this way. All of our staff work hard to provide the best quality care and learning for our pupils and this just proves that with determination you can achieve! Well done all at Boxgrove!’
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson commented: 'Congratulations to Boxgrove Primary School for its outstanding achievements and for the hard work of its pupils and teaching staff. London schools are going from strength to strength and our Gold Club members are testament to the fact all schools can aspire to attain excellence for all their pupils, whatever their circumstances. The Gold Club is a great platform for schools to share their bright ideas and approaches to enable every one of their pupils to achieve terrific results.’
One hundred and thirteen schools have been awarded Gold Club status in 2015, the third year of the scheme. They are being asked to share their good practice through seminars and hosting visits to their school, so that other schools can learn from a range of approaches that have delivered success and achieved extraordinary performance of their pupils.