Trinity Academy has been recognised for the exceptional progress students make with a national educational award from the national Schools, Students and Teachers (SSAT) network.

Following confirmation that the academy is in the top 20% of schools nationally for student progress, academy leaders will accept an SSAT Educational Outcomes award at a regional celebration event on 7 June.

The award has been given in recognition of the academy’s exceptional results, and leaders from the academy will accept the award on behalf of students at a ceremony which celebrates the work of high-achieving, improving and innovative schools and teachers.

Mr James Franklin-Smith comments: “We are naturally delighted that the hard work of our students and staff has been recognised in this way. 2016 was an exceptional year for both GCSE and post-16 results and we are proud of not only how the exceptional progress students make reflects the outstanding provision on offer, but also how it is helping to transform the futures of our young people. This award reflects how Trinity Academy is part of a group of elite schools in the UK, and we are continuing to focus upon being ‘outstanding within outstanding’ and provide an education that opens doors for our young people. As the flagship school within a growing Multi-Academy Trust, we are excited about the possibilities of being part of a family of schools that share a goal of outstanding education.”

Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said: ‘It’s my great pleasure to commend Trinity Academy, Halifax on their excellent 2016 performance, and to have the opportunity to highlight and share their great work at an SSAT Educational Outcomes celebration event. We know how hard teachers work to ensure the success of every child. SSAT’s Educational Outcomes award recognises the professionalism, commitment and hard work of the leaders, teachers and students at Trinity Academy Halifax. A big thank you and well done to the students, staff and governors.”