It was ranked:
- The top non-selective state school in the country for the fifth year in a row by The Times for GCSE results (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016)
- The top non-selective school in the country for GCSE and A level results combined according to The Sunday Times (2015)
At our recent fundraising dinner in the summer of 2016, Nicky Morgan, then Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities, said Hasmonean was “a special place for young people to learn and its success speaks for itself as a top-performing school with a glowing Ofsted report, outstanding in all areas.”
According to CentreForum’s most recent Annual Report, Hasmonean was ranked:
1st – Most reduced progress gaps between disadvantaged and other pupils at Key Stage 4
4th – Progress 8 score
8th – Pupils achieving 50+ points in Attainment 8
During the academic year 2015-2016 The SSAT wrote to congratulate staff at Hasmonean on the following achievements:
- Being ranked in the top 10% of schools nationally for high average grades
- Being ranked in the top 10% of schools nationally for progress between Key Stage 2 and 4
During the academic year 2015-2016 Minister of State for Schools Nick Gibb wrote to congratulate staff at Hasmonean on the following achievements:
- The percentage of pupils achieving 5 A*-C grades including English and Mathematics places Hasmonean in the top 100 non-selective state schools
- The percentage of students achieving the English Baccalaureate places Hasmonean in the top 100 non-selective state schools
- The progress students make from Key Stage 2 to 4 places Hasmonean in the top 100 non-selective state schools
Hasmonean High School was recognised by the Sunday Times as the leading comprehensive school in the country. Here is an extract from the article entitled ‘A Comprehensive Leap of Faith’ by Sian Griffiths:
Jewish faith schools have claimed the four top places among the highest-performing comprehensives in The Sunday Times exam league tables.
Leading the way is Hasmonean High School in northwest London, with 81.5% of A-levels graded A*-B and 60% of GCSEs A* or A. Yavneh College in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire is second, King David High School in Manchester third and the Jewish Free School (JFS) in Brent, northwest London, is fourth.
With 285 comprehensives among our top 500 state secondaries, there is plenty of evidence that mixed-ability education can work. However, the Jewish faith schools prove that it is possible to score truly glittering exam results with a non-selective intake.
Well done to all of our students and teachers! This is an exceptional achievement!