Top schools in Haringey congratulated by Schools Minister and local MP Lynne Featherstone

Lynne Featherstone MP taking questions from students at Hornsey School for GirlsLynne Featherstone, MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, has joined Liberal Democrat Schools Minister, David Laws in congratulating the top performing schools in Haringey.

Minister David Laws has written to the schools after last month’s secondary school performance tables revealed that Hornsey School for Girls, Woodside High School and St Thomas More Catholic School are among the best in the country in certain categories.

Lib Dem MP Lynne Featherstone will follow this up with her own letter of congratulations.

Commenting, Lynne Featherstone MP said:

“This is really great news for the head teachers, teachers, other staff and parents at these schools. They have all worked tremendously hard to ensure our children have the best start in life.

“It’s also great news for the young people who have benefited from their teachers’ continuous effort to go the extra mile.

“They will be very well prepared for what lies ahead, whether that’s A-levels and perhaps university, or further education and maybe one of the great apprenticeships the Coalition Government has invested in.”

Commenting further, Liberal Democrat Schools Minister, David Laws said:

“I am pleased to see the appalling attainment gap between the poorest pupils and their peers narrowing. This is indeed encouraging, but we must get rid of it completely.  We are targeting more funding than ever before to help all children meet their full potential, whatever their background.

“Through the Pupil Premium, schools have the opportunity to make a real difference in improving children’s life chances.”