Isaac Newton Academy recognised by Mayor of London


The exceptional performance of Isaac Newton Academy in Redbridge has been honoured by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.


The school was invited to the Schools for Success awards ceremony at City Hall on Friday 5th October, to celebrate its achievements in supporting pupils needing extra help to fulfil their potential.


The Mayor’s programme aims to improve expectations and raise standards for London’s schoolchildren, regardless of their background.


Now in its second year, Schools for Success has created a network through which schools can share experiences and best practice with others across London.

More than 100 eligible schools are invited to join the programme and every local authority in the capital now has a school it can look to as an example. This group, refreshed annually, represents approximately six per cent of the capital’s schools.


The ceremony was hosted by Deputy Mayor for Education and Childcare Joanne McCartney.  Isaac Newton Academy has been recognised by the Schools for Success programme because of the exceptional GCSE results achieved in 2017, placing the Academy in the top 1% of schools in the country. Having opened in 2012, Isaac Newton Academy believes that all students have the potential to achieve outstanding education outcomes and this growth mindset culture underpins everything at the Academy. 


The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I’d like to congratulate Isaac Newton Academy for the fantastic work of their staff and pupils in the last year. Our Schools for Success programme shows the significant difference that a supportive and inclusive teaching environment can make for all pupils. London has some of the best schools in the country in the capital and by working together we can make sure that every young Londoner is given the opportunity to reach their full potential.”


Interim Principal, Jo Spencer, said: “We are incredibly honoured to have been recognised by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and his Schools for Success Programme. We started Isaac Newton Academy with an incredibly bold vision: the highest aspirations and outcomes for all. We aim to equip every student with the knowledge, learning power and character necessary for success at university and beyond. This shared vision from students and staff underpins everything we do here at Isaac Newton Academy and we are very proud to be achieving fantastic progress and attainment outcomes as a result.”


Of the schools recognised this year, more than a third are participating for the second year running. All participating schools are encouraged to share their expertise with others through seminars and visits so that their success can be multiplied across London.


London’s schools are still outperforming the rest of the country. Overall 92 per cent of London’s schools are rated as good or outstanding by Ofsted, the highest of any region.