Woodford House has been named as one of the best schools in New Zealand, and the top school in Hawke’s Bay.
A report called Top 50 New Zealand Schools for Gaining Entry to Top Universities released by Crimson Education listed Woodford House as the 12th school in New Zealand, up from 29th last year.
The CEO of Crimson Education, a global university admissions and mentoring company, Jaime Beaton told the New Zealand Herald that Woodford House had one of the highest university entrance pass rates in the country.
“We applaud Woodford House,” he said. “Woodford House had a higher university entrance pass rate than virtually all of the highly regarded Auckland schools this year and deserves recognition for this incredible achievement.”
The Top 50 list was compiled after a comprehensive evaluation of secondary schools’ academic performance, extracurricular opportunities and equal access for students in 2018 compared to 2017.
Mr Beaton said these are the three factors, which contribute to students’ chances of gaining admission to, and thriving at, top universities around the world.
In 2018, the University Entrance pass rate for Woodford House students increased from 94% to 97%. The number of NCEA Excellence awards increased from 39% to 41% and the number of scholarships went up from 10, with one Outstanding, to 19 with 4 Outstanding.
This year we celebrated 100% success across all three NCEA Levels, which is the second year that all three cohorts passed NCEA since reporting began in 2007.
Woodford House Principal, Mrs Julie Peterson says we are absolutely delighted with this result, which is a testament to the calibre of our staff, the hard work of our girls, the ongoing support from our Boards and the partnership we have with you.
“I am so proud that Woodford House consistently exceeds national benchmarks and I want to thank everyone in the school community for the part you have to played in ensuring our girls receive the very best education.”