Dear Parents and Carers,
There have been several highlights recently, but for me one of the most emotional must be our Celebration of Success Evening last Thursday. It was a pleasure to see our former Year 11 students return to school alongside their proud parents and carers for the presentation of their examination certificates. The last time we saw our students gathered together was at the tense results day in August, when the year group collectively achieved the very best results the school had ever recorded.
Our GCSE results, using the key measure of 5+ A*-C grades with English and mathematics, stand at 75%, 20% higher than the national average. Whilst those students have now gone on to post 16 provision, it was a huge pleasure to see them gather together for one last time with family members, their tutors, Ms Anderson their SPL and other members of staff to celebrate their success. Each and every one of them has made us feel extremely proud.
Not to be outdone, our youngest students have also been record breakers. They have been making their way through the books in the LRC (our library) at a phenomenal rate. The average number of loans per student this term has been 10 books, up from 6.3 last year.
Ms Kelly, our LRC Manager has analysed the loans: From September 2013- October 2013, last year’s Year 7 borrowed 1070 books.
From September 2014-October, this year’s Year 7 borrowed 1792 books. Congratulations to 7S who have averaged 11.4 loans already this term! We know there is a clear correlation between academic success and reading-so we have high hopes that this year group has already laid the foundations for its success in the GCSE examinations in 2019.
Also this week we have had our annual Carol Service at St Mary’s Church, so thank you to the Music Department and to all staff, students and governors who helped to make this annual event a success for the school.
School Improvement Plan 2014/15: Summary
GCSE Results 2014
Congratulations to all our Year 11 students!
WSFG results have gone up once more to an all-time high of 75% (5 or more A*-C grades including English and mathematics) bucking the national trend which saw a dip this year.
81.4% of students achieved 5 or more A*-C grades whilst 100% achieved 5 or more A*-G grades. Both English and Mathematics recorded significant improvements in A*-C grades on 2013 (English 89.3%, up 7.9% and Mathematics 79.1%, up 6.2%).
40.1% of the girls achieved the English Baccalaureate (A*-C grades in English, mathematics, two science subjects, a language and a humanities subject), an increase of 5% on 2013.
Students, staff, governors and, of course, parents and carers were delighted with these results, which reflect solid hard work and dedication.
More details of subject breakdown will follow shortly.
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Greensheet Plus Summer 2014