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Nonsuch High School for Girls, Sutton, Surreys

Contact name: Mrs K. Nichols
Contact Telephone: 020 8394 1308

Nonsuch was named as one of the outstanding schools inspected in 1999.

Despite limited facilities, Nonsuch was awarded the Sportsmark in recognition of excellent achievement and links with the local community.

Each of its Year 2000 three double AL candidates for music were awarded scholarships at their chosen Colleges of Music. One student is the Leader of the National Youth Orchestra. She is one of three AL students.

Another girl, a harpist, has appeared at Wigmore Hall and is on the brink of an International soloist career.

Lawrence Sheriff School, Rugby

Contact name: Peter Kent
Contact Telephone: 01788 542074

The school was named in OFSTED's February 2000 report as one of 29 improving schools following an excellent OFSTED report.

The Lawrence Sheriff School was praised by the head of the government inspection body for being one of an elite group of secondary schools to have made the greatest progress since first inspected.

Mutual respect between teachers and parents was one of the strengths identified in the Ofsted report.

Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet

Contact name: Dr John Marincowitz
Contact Telephone: 0181 441 4646

In their OFSTED 1995 and 1999 reports - The Chief Inspector nominated Queen Elizabeth's as "an outstanding successful school".
According to the Financial Time's 'A' Level League Table for 1999, Queen Elizabeth was ranked above Eton, the first time it has been overtaken by a state school.

Adams' Grammar School, Newport, Shropshire

Contact: Mrs D. Burton
Contact Telephone: 01952 810698

Eleven students from Adam's Grammar School were offered conditional places at either Oxford or Cambridge Universities for Autumn 2000. Headmaster Jim Richardson said: "There has been a strong upward trend in the number of Adam's Grammar school students applying and gaining places at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. The major factor here, I think, is the work staff have done to raise the expectations of students and to show them just what they are capable of achieving".

An Adams' Grammar School Lower Sixth Form Student was chosen to exhibit at the National Science Fair.

Paul , a lower sixth form student, was selected to exhibit his Design and Technology project work at the National Science Fair in London on 7th and 8th March. For his much acclaimed Design Technology project, Paul invented a self-levelling wheelchair tray to carry a variety of things, from a cup of coffee to a pen and notepad. Paul's project won him a prestigious Arkwright Scholarship.

Churston Ferrers Grammar School, Torquay, Devon

Contact: Mr S. Kings
Contact Telephone: 01803 842289

Four Churston students have successfully completed early GCSE's in Information and Communications Technology. At the time they sat the examination Andrew , Simon and Matthew were in Year 9. James was in Year 10. Three of the boys secured A grades. Andrew achieving an A*, which reflects great credit on their efforts and the work of their ICT teacher who led them through the course. Students normally take this GCSE during Year 11 as one of nine other subjects.

This was an excellent achievement which will also have given them a real insight into the pressures of coursework and public examinations.

John Hampden Grammar school, High Wycombe

Contact: Mr S. Nokes
Contact telephone: 01494 529589

The school was recognised in the OFSTED report (99-2000) as an outstanding school - a so-called "Gold Star" School (Daily Telegraph).
The John Hampden has been invited to apply for Beacon school status.

St Michael's Catholic Grammar school, London

Contact: Mr J. Ward
Contact telephone: 020 8446 2256

The school has been awarded an "OFSTED Gold Star" in the Chief Inspector's annual Report to Parliament. (Times, Telegraph and local press Feb 2000)

St Michael's has been invited to apply for Beacon school status.

Tiffin School, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey

Contact: Dr A.M. Dempsey
Contact telephone: 020 8546 4638

Edward, a Tiffin sixth former has won a place in the Great Britain Junior World Rowing Championships in Bulgaria.

The schools choir is Known nationally and is often in demand in the London concert halls.

Tiffin school was awarded a prize from the Royal Geographical Society and their sponsors HSBC Holdings for achieving one of the highest examinations in 1999 A-Level Geography.