Bohunt announced by the Department for Education as top performing school


Last week’s Department for Education Performance Tables place Bohunt at the top of its table of 55 similar schools. This means that students with a similar academic profile to those who attend Bohunt achieve more than they would at any other similar school in the country.

This accolade comes on the back of the easy to understand Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ grade, Times Educational Supplement’s ‘Overall School of the Year’ Award and highest ever results (85% 5A*-C including English & Maths), as well as the harder to understand ‘Value Added Scores’ that show that Bohunt students make greater progress than students in almost all other schools in the country.

Neil Strowger, Headteacher of Bohunt School and CEO of the Bohunt Education Trust, said:

“I am very proud of this achievement, which is due to the hard work of our students and staff, who are constantly looking for ways to innovate and move forward what we do. However, this accolade is only part of what stands us out, it is also our emphasis on things like outdoor learning, leadership and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) collaborations with major companies which means our students have unparalleled opportunities.”

The success of Bohunt’s approach to learning is spreading fast. Last week almost 450 international educators visited Bohunt School, whilst students from the school performed in an iPad Band at the BETT show in London. A video montage of their performance can be seen at:

The school is currently working, through the Bohunt Trust and TESLA Teaching School, to spread this success across other schools in the area, whilst also continuing to push forward plans to open a Sixth Form in 2016.


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