Secondary school named best in London

Teacher Madeline St Amour, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and assistant headteacher Michelle Henderson

Teacher Madeline St Amour, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and assistant headteacher Michelle Henderson

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A Haringey school has been named the best secondary school in London.

St Thomas More School in Wood Green, was presented with an award by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at the 2014 Pupil Premium Awards.

The Glendale Avenue school was praised for closing the attainment gap between children from families of different income brackets.

Martin Tissot, executive headteacher of the school, said: “To be named the top school in London is a reflection of the hard work put in by both staff and pupils over the past academic year".

He added: “Pupils have committed themselves to extra sessions every day after school and pupils from all year groups volunteer to come in every Saturday to receive one to one tutoring in literacy and numeracy."

Mr Clegg said that St Thomas More was doing “fantastic work”.

According to research cited by the Liberal Democrats, children from low-income families are estimated to already be 19 months behind more advantaged peers when they start school.

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8:36pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Tottenham Resident says...

St Thomas More School may have won this award but they are not an inclusive school. This school discriminates against pupils with Special Educational Needs and does not welcome them into their school.
Yet, they appear to have many SEN children but these are probably EAL children who do not have special needs. So on paper it looks like they welcome SEN young people but the reality is very different. This award is for their academic achievements but they are not inclusive.
St Thomas More School may have won this award but they are not an inclusive school. This school discriminates against pupils with Special Educational Needs and does not welcome them into their school. Yet, they appear to have many SEN children but these are probably EAL children who do not have special needs. So on paper it looks like they welcome SEN young people but the reality is very different. This award is for their academic achievements but they are not inclusive. Tottenham Resident
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