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Gold Club Award Ceremony

St John & St James awarded Gold Club status for exceptional educational achievements

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London Schools’ Gold Club Awards – 25 September 2015
Jo Smith – Interim Headteacher

St John & St James 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 schoolchildren 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.

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson commented: ‘Congratulations to St John & St James 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.”

113 schools have been awarded Gold Club status in 2015, the third year 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.