The exceptional performance of Fulham Cross Girls’ School has been honoured by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.
We were invited to the Schools for Success awards ceremony at City Hall on Friday 5th October, to celebrate our achievements in supporting pupils needing extra help to fulfil their potential – we were the only secondary school in Hammersmith and Fulham to receive the prestigious award!
The Mayor’s programme aims to improve expectations and raise standards for London’s schoolchildren, regardless of their background.
Now in its second year, Schools for Success has created a network through which schools can share experiences and best practice with others across London.
More than 100 eligible schools are invited to join the programme and every local authority in the capital now has a school it can look to as an example. This group, refreshed annually, represents approximately six per cent of the capital’s schools.
Friday’s ceremony was hosted by Deputy Mayor for Education and Childcare Joanne McCartney. Fulham Cross Girls’ School has been recognised by the Schools for Success programme, because it has “A relentless focus on ‘Universal Teaching’ ensuring challenge for all” and due to its continued academic success and strong empower ethos.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I’d like to congratulate Fulham Cross Girls’ School for the fantastic work of their staff and pupils in the last year. Our Schools for Success programme shows the significant difference that a supportive and inclusive teaching environment can make for all pupils.
“London has some of the best schools in the country in the capital and by working together we can make sure that every young Londoner is given the opportunity to reach their full potential.”
Head Teacher at Fulham Cross, Denise Fox, said: “We are so honoured to have been picked to receive this award for the second year running. We are absolutely committed to raising the standards for our girls -which is demonstrated through our continued success and our fantastic examination outcomes. We are an outstanding school in the top 2% of the country for progress and we are so proud that all our efforts have been recognised by the Mayor of London.”.”
Of the schools recognised this year, more than a third are participating for the second year running, Fulham Cross is one of those schools. All participating schools are encouraged to share their expertise with others through seminars and visits so that their success can be multiplied across London.
London’s schools are still outperforming the rest of the country. Overall 92 per cent of London’s schools are rated as good or outstanding by Ofsted, the highest of any region. Fulham Cross is proud to be an outstanding school within the region.