KS4 Outcomes

Our Key Stage Four outcomes are reported annually on the DfE Performance Tables and in recent years we have achieved outstanding exam results.

The key measurement for school is Progress and this determines how far the students have improved since sitting their Year 6 SATS exams.

This judgement is fairer than straight-forward attainment – where selective schools invariably school highest – but there are limitations with it such as the proportion of Disadvantaged children at the school and students joining the school late having been educated elsewhere.

Our most recent KS4 Outcomes came in Summer 2022 and were a source of huge pride:


These Progress 8 scores give an indication of how students did in the Best 8 subjects in Summer 2023 in relation to how well they performed in their Year 6 SATS:

Measurement School National
Overall + 0.75 + 0.01
English + 0.71 0.00
Maths + 0.08 0.00
E-Bacc / Pot 2 + 0.54 0.00
Open / Pot 3 + 1.40 0.00
Science +0.335 – 0.01
Modern Foreign Languages +0.761 0.00
Humanities +0.843 0.00

This level of progress is excellent against national benchmarks and continues the school’s trend of superb exam results stretching back before the COVID pandemic.


These scores show what grades the students achieved (with a 7 matching an old ‘A’ / a 4 matching an old ‘C’) in Summer 2023:

Measurement School National
9-7 in English & Maths 25% 15%
9-5 in English & Maths 61% 50%
9-4 in English & Maths 82% 69%


The Department for Education places a great emphasis on students undertaking a suite of strong academic subjects which they label the E-Baccalaureate (or EBacc).

Their definitions is made up of GCSEs in English, Maths, Science, a Humanities subject (with us History or Geography) and a Foreign Language (with us French):

Measurement School National
Entry to EBacc 58.7% 38.2%
9-5 in EBacc 38.3% 15.7%
9-4 in EBacc 53.1% 22.9%

This high proportion of students entered for and succeeding in the highly academic E-Bacc pathway in Summer 2023 is significantly above national averages and reflects the breadth and challenge of our curriculum.

For more information about Key Stage Four Outcomes, please contact Bex Oldfield, Assistant Headteacher, via office@friaryschool.co.uk.