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Both our main school and sixth form students achieved fabulous exam results that significantly exceeded national averages.

2020 Key Stage 4 and 5 results (main school and sixth form).

The government has suspended the performance tables for the academic year 2019-2020. Our school carefully prepared centre assessed grades for our students in Year 11 and 13. This process was rigorous and based on a large body of evidence.

Analysis of these grades showed that our school and sixth form has much to be proud of. Overall, pupils made strong and significant progress and achieved high standards building on results from 2019. 

We celebrate the achievements of all of our pupils and with them every good fortune on their continued journey in education or employment.

2019 Key Stage 4 (main school) results

Attainment 8 score = 54.7

Progress 8 score = +0.41

Percentage of students achieving a strong pass (Grades 9-5) in English and mathematics is 62

Percentage of pupils entered for the English baccalaureate = 62%. (To be entered for the EBacc a pupil must have entered GCSEs or equivalents across five subject ‘pillars’; English Language and English literature, maths, sciences, a language and then history or geography.)

In 2019, 38% of our Year 11 students passed the English baccalaureate at grade 4 or above

The EBACC attainment measure is the average point score achieved in the EBacc across the five pillars. 4.8 for all students.

In 2017, 97.8% of students went on to full-time education, employment or training.

In 2018: from our current knowledge, the destination measure is 100% but this is from exit data following GCSE. 2018 data has not yet been published.

In 2019: from our current knowledge, the destination measure is 100% but this is from exit data following GCSE. 2019 data has not yet been published.

2019 Key Stage 5 (sixth form) results

Academic progress: +0.38 – This is above average.

In 2019, the progress made in GCSE English and mathematics is not given because there are fewer than five students included.

In 2019, the average grade that students achieved is shown below, separately for A levels, academic and applied general qualifications:

· The average grade is B for academic qualifications.

· The average grade is Merit for applied general qualifications.


GCSE qualifications in England were revised by the government in 2017 to make them more demanding. This was to ensure that students leave school with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in 21st century Britain and to match those of their peers in high-performing education systems elsewhere in the world.

Find out more about the changes here.