A HIGH flying school has been handed three awards for its impressive exam performance.

Colchester County High School for Girls has been rated as being in the top ten per cent of selective schools for education attainment and progress.

The recognition came from the national Schools, Students and Teaching Network, which provides teaching and curriculum support to schools.

The school topped the table for GCSE success across north Essex last year.

The selected school achieved a Progress 8 score of 1.01, well above the national average.

The students also recorded an Attainment 8 score, a measurement of the average grades, of 82.8 and all 112 pupils who sat GCSEs got Grade 5 or above in English and maths.

The school has now received three Educational Outcomes Awards for exceptional 2019 results.

One was for being in the top ten per cent for attainment, one for how well pupils progressed and the other for being in the top 20 per cent of selective schools nationally for student attainment at A Level.

The Schools, Students and Teaching Network Educational Outcomes database compares all state-funded schools in England and the highest performing schools are recognised.

A spokesman for the school said: “We are delighted the school has been recognised nationally by receiving these awards.

“This is a tribute to the professionalism, commitment and hard work of our teachers and students and the support of their families. A big thank you and well done to all.”

Sue Williamson, chief executive of SSAT added: “Congratulations to Colchester County High School for Girls on winning three SSAT Educational Outcomes awards.

“This success is down to the superb learning and teaching, outstanding support and inspirational leadership of students, staff, parents and governors.

“You have made a huge difference to the lives of the young people in your school. Thank you.”