SEAFORD Head School has been awarded the prestigious GOLD Science Mark in recognition of the excellent work undertaken by their science department.

Science Mark was created by STEM Learning to recognise and celebrate best practice in science departments across the UK.

Schools and colleges receive the Science Mark when they can show that they are delivering inspiring lessons for students and demonstrate their department’s commitment to high-quality science education.

Science has long been a strength at Seaford Head where staff not only deliver outstanding science lessons but also run excellent extracurricular activities such as STEM club, an annual Science Fair and other STEM career workshops and events.

Rob Handy, Assistant Head teacher and STEM co-ordinator at Seaford Head School, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be recognised by STEM Learning in this way.

“The GOLD Science Mark puts our science department in the top 15 per cent in the country which is testament to the hard work of staff and students in the science department.

“We are incredibly proud of this year’s exam results, both at KS4 where results are well above the national average and KS5 where A-level Physics was a particular strength.

“It is also encouraging that the majority of our A level students go on to peruse a STEM subject at university.”

Adam Little, Professional Development Leader at STEM Learning, said: “We are delighted to congratulate Seaford Head on receiving the GOLD Science Mark. Being awarded Science Mark is such a prestigious achievement because the assessment process is so rigorous.”