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Schools for Success- Outstanding achievements of St. Chad's Catholic Primary School recognised by the Mayor of London.


The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has celebrated the outstanding performance of St Chad's Catholic Primary School in Croydon with an awards ceremony.

The school was honoured for its work to reduce educational inequality and achieve exceptional results for children who were previously behind in their studies, at a Schools for Success awards ceremony.

St Chad's has been recognised for the work the school has done to ensure that pupils make fantastic progress, in particular those pupils who started behind their peers.

The Schools for Success programme was created by the Mayor in 2017 to improve the support given to children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The programme recognises primary and secondary schools that ensure strong progress for their lowest attaining pupils, has a strong overall performance and shares their work with other schools. 

The ceremony was hosted on Friday (27th) by Deputy Mayor for Education and Childcare Joanne McCartney.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I’d like to congratulate the staff of St. Chad's for their excellent work. Schools for Success was created to celebrate the difference that teachers, teaching assistants, support staff and governors are making every day to support children and reduce inequalities, and this school’s inclusive and supportive learning environment is a great example of this. London has the best schools and teachers in the country, and by working together we can make sure that no young Londoner is left behind.”


"Well done to all the staff, pupils and parents for helping St. Chad's make so much progress and be so successful. This a fantastic achievement and we all should be very proud."  Ms Jameson



• Approximately six per cent of London schools are eligible to be members of the Schools for Success programme