Having emerged last year as the 4th highest-ranked school in Staffordshire for the all-important progress measure, our Year 11s were under pressure to match up to their counterparts and we are delighted to say that the ‘Class of 2018’ have matched up.

Our English Department performed superbly again with outstanding results which saw 83% get the 9-4 (old A+-C) measurement and around one-third of students achieve the elite 9-7 grades (including a total of 17 Grade 9s).

Our Maths Departmental also performed well with 9-7 grades, 9-5 grades and 9-4 grades all improving on last year and 73% of students passing on the 9-4 (old A+-C) measurement.

Amongst a glut of other fantastic results:

  • GCSE Science(s) made a great a leap with an 8% increase in passes and over a third of students getting 9-7 grades
  • GCSE RE saw a third of students scored Grades 9-8s
  • GCSE French saw a fifth of students grab Grades 9-8s
  • All vocational courses saw outstanding results – with all the new courses in Sport, Food and ICT all bringing in top-end results and justifying some radical decisions on our curriculum.

Oli Forster, Assistant Headteacher and Lead on KS4 Outcomes, said: “We are thrilled that so many of our students performed so very well and not only are we celebrating the many 9s that came in, but we are also equally delighted with almost 40% of students coming in over 5 grades better than expected in their best 8 subjects. It is moving students forward which is our priority so it is so special for us when they deliver.”

Matt Allman, Headteacher, added: “We have lots to celebrate in these results and also know exactly what we need to work on for the year ahead. All indications are that we will remain in the highest band of Staffordshire schools and we will only work ever harder to improve further.”