Balcarras wins The Sunday Times South West State Secondary School of the Decade Award
Balcarras School

We are proud of all of our partnership schools which, combined, offer what Ofsted described as ‘the richest possible mix of different settings’ and we are fortunate to work with some of the highest performing schools in the country. We would like to congratulate Balcarras School on being named ‘South West State Secondary School of the Decade’ in The Sunday Times Parent Power listings.

We couldn’t be more pleased for them to receive this highly prestigious award as recognition of their talent, hard work and excellence.

Many of our trainees enjoy placements in Balcarras, either as their parent school or twin school, some of whom train with us through the School Direct route to ensure they get a Balcarras placement. We are also proud to have had a number of our trainees employed by Balcarras on completion of their training.

As Alastair McCall, editor of Parent Power said: ‘It is not easy to be a successful state comprehensive school when competing in a town with an outstanding grammar school and excellent independent school alternatives. That Balcarras succeeds in its mission – and does so with such aplomb – is a credit to the hard-working children, committed and inspirational teachers and supportive parents.

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