Learning & Achieving Together

London Schools' Gold Club 2014

Brentside High School awarded Gold Club status for exceptional educational achievements

Brentside High School 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 help drive up standards and raise attainment for all schoolchildren wherever they live in the capital and regardless of background.

The Gold Club celebrates schools that are achieving academic success with all their students, in particular those where they may be disadvantaged or be affected by circumstances that could have an impact on their learning. In highlighting schools that are 'bucking the trend', particularly those with children on Pupil Premium or previously low attainment, the aim is to inspire others in London to strive for similar academic success and offer them the chance to learn the best practice in the classroom of the Gold Club schools.

Brentside High School has been awarded Gold Club status because it challenges all students to achieve with no exceptions and no excuses. By targeting the needs of individual students, we ensure all students progress.

Headteacher, Arwel Jones is delighted that Brentside High School is one of only thirty eight secondary schools to receive this prestigious invitation. The Mayor of London Boris Johnson commented:

Congratulations to Brentside High School and all the other schools that have been recognised by our Gold Club programme. The Gold Club is based on the belief that all schools can aspire to attain excellence for all their students, whatever their circumstances. London schools are already doing well when compared to the rest of the country, but each of our Gold Club schools is making even great strides with their pupils. There is no one size fits all approach to raising standards, but we hope other schools will be able to benefit as a result of seeing what others in the capital are doing to achieve academic excellence. I see Gold Club schools as exemplars because they enable terrific results for all their young people.

Schools with Gold Club status 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 students.

Please click here to download the Mayor of London's letter.