League tables confirm TIGHS as one of the best schools in the country

Thursday 25th January 2018
  • ‘Progress 8’ Score of +1.81 – the highest value added score in the country.
  • ‘Attainment 8’ score of 64.5 – 7th highest amongst non-selective schools in the country.
  • 82% of students achieved a ‘strong pass’ in English and Maths – ranked joint 6th amongst non-selective schools.   95% achieved a ‘standard pass’ in English and Maths, ranked 5th highest.
  • 76% achieved the English Baccalaureate, the 2nd highest nationally and over 50 percentage points higher than the national average.
  • One of the best schools in the country for results by students from disadvantaged backgrounds and with low prior achievement from primary school.
  • 75% of students from disadvantaged backgrounds achieved a ‘strong pass’ in English and Maths, ranked 8th nationally amongst non-selective schools. Nationally, a quarter of students achieve this.  Disadvantaged students make more progress at TIGHS than in any other school.
  • 67% of students with low prior achievement achieved a ‘standard pass’ in English and Maths, ranked highest in the country.   Around 10% achieve this nationally.


Students and staff at Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School and Sixth Form College (TIGHS) celebrated the publication of the full school league tables today, which places the school as one of the highest achieving in the country.

In the headline ‘Progress 8’ Score, TIGHS achieved the highest value-added in the country for the second year running and the third time in four years.  ‘Progress 8’ is the Government’s main performance measure and reflects the value that schools add to the progress of students compared to their peers of similar prior ability across the country.

82% of students at the school achieved a ‘strong pass’ in English and Maths, while 76% achieved the English Baccalaureate.

The English Baccalaureate recognises achievement in a range of academic and challenging subjects.   It is awarded to students who achieve grades 9-5 in English and Maths as well as grades A*-C in two Sciences, a modern foreign language and History or Geography.  Nationally, around a fifth of students achieve the English Baccalaureate.

This was the first summer when new tougher exams in English and Maths – assessed using a 9-1 grading system – were completed by students across the country.   A grade ‘5’ or higher is considered a ‘strong pass’ whilst a grade ‘4’ is regarded as a ‘standard pass’.

The Government also confirmed that TIGHS is ranked highest in the country for results by students with low prior achievement at primary school.  67% of students from with low prior achievement achieved a ‘standard pass’ in English and Maths at TIGHS.   Nationally, only 10% of students achieve this result.

Government figures also reported that TIGHS is ranked highest in the country for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, those living in low-income households or who are in care.  Three quarters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds achieved a ‘strong pass’ in English and Maths at TIGHS.   Nationally, only a quarter of such students achieve this result.

(Mufti) Hamid Patel, Chief Executive of Tauheedul Education Trust which runs the school, explained: ‘As exams became much tougher this year, the Government figures show that we are continuing to achieve amazing results with our students – regardless of their prior ability and background.  What’s really impressive is that some of our most vulnerable learners – those who have performed poorly at primary school and those who are in care or from low-income families – have achieved so well.  That shows how we are really transforming lives.’

In addition to the excellent outcomes at GCSE, students also achieved fantastic A Level results this summer – with 100% of students achieving 3 A Levels at grades A*-C and 86% of vocational students achieving at least a ‘DDD’ Distinction grade in the Extended Diploma.  The league tables show that students at TIGHS made progress that ranked the Sixth Form within the best top 10% of providers in the country.

Kamruddin Kothia, Chair of Trustees at Tauheedul Education Trust, reflected on the achievements and underlined the wider mission of the Trust: ‘These really are exceptional outcomes, particularly considering the incredibly challenging new exams this year. Our parents, staff and students deserve huge credit for their efforts.  As well as securing the best exam results, we want the young women and men in our schools to forge an excellent character, be responsible citizens within their communities and develop a strong passion for serving others.’

The academic achievements are part of several accolades the girls’ school has received over the past few years.

In 2015 and 2016, the school received two accolades from the Schools, Students and Teachers (SSAT) network for the academic results of its learners, the award citing the ‘professionalism, commitment and hard work of the leaders, teachers and students‘.

In March 2014, the school was rated as ‘outstanding’ following an Ofsted inspection.  In their report, inspectors praised ‘highly effective’ teaching, ‘excellent attitudes’ and ‘happy, mature, caring’ students.

In September 2013, a group of leading academics commissioned by Trinity Mirror’s Data Unit ranked TIGHS as the highest amongst over 3000 state-funded schools.   Unlike Government league tables which focus on GCSE results, the ranking by Trinity Mirror provided a ‘comprehensive view’ based on 20 official government indicators – taking into account everything from the expected levels of achievement, quality of teaching, levels of truancy, progression to jobs and university as well as behaviour.


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