The school is delighted with its 2016 GCSE results. Key performance indicators continue on an upward trend despite the fact that in national terms there was a significant decline in results from 2015.

We have been particularly pleased that there has been sustained improvement in progress related measures. For example, provisional figures suggest that progress in English was a magnificent 91% and in maths a very impressive 68%. Both of these figures are well above national averages. In addition, the Progress 8 figure, the new national benchmark replacing the 5+ A*-C including English and maths percentage, was significantly positive at 0.15 which was itself an improvement on the score of 0.1 for 2015.

Overall, this means that as a school we are continuing to stretch and challenge our pupils so that they are well prepared for the next stages of their careers. On behalf of the school I would like to wish them every success and remind them that their dreams can become a reality.

Our results are also a reflection of the hard work and dedication of the whole school community. I would like to thank all staff, as Ofsted have recently commented, for going the ‘extra mile’. I would also like to thank parents for their support in this process and I am sure they will be celebrating their achievements with their sons and daughters.

We look forward to sharing with you a full breakdown of the 2016 GCSE results once they have been officially validated.


Best wishes

Mr S Coyle