Standards of student attainment and acievement are well above both national and Bury averages.
|5 or more A*-C incl. En and Ma||Entries Gaining an A* or A||EBACC (achieved by % of year group)||Attainment 8||Progress 8|
2015 (figures in brackets)
Further to these impressive figures, the following details highlight the particularly strong nature of the results which were also consistently above national and local averages:
- 5% of students (28% in 2015) achieved 3 A*//A grades or better.
- 17% of students (16% in 2015) achieved 5 A*/A grades or better.
There were also strong performances across the core subjects.
- Students studying English Language achieved 73% A*- C grades.
- Students studying English Literature achieved 75.94% A*- C grades.
- There was further improvement in Mathematics with 71.81% of students achieving A*- C grades.
- Students studying Double Award Science achieved 71.2% A* – C grades.
- Further to this in individual Sciences, there were outcomes of:
- 62% A* – C grades in Biology
- 9% A* – C grades in Chemistry
- 33% A* – C grades in Physics
Such results demonstrated excellent performances from a wide range of student groups.
Whilst academic excellence is a fundamental element to the culture of our school, we also have a relentless focus on supporting and reinforcing the personal development of every child. To this end, we provide a wide range of extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, particularly in the area of sport and the arts. We are exceptionally proud of the ‘Art to Heart’ charity project that has gained national recognition and which has enabled us to develop particularly strong links across the local community. Trips take place on a regular basis and in recent months have included visits to Portugal, Holland, Spain and Iceland.
All student achievements are recognised through a structural system of Reward Assemblies and termly reward activities/trips. Weekly updates regarding Achievement Points are communicated to all students so as to reflect the efforts they are making in class. The achievement culture is reinforced with a clear line of communication between school and parents, exemplified by scheduled information evenings and a fortnightly newsletter to parents/carers/governors/students detailing events and achievements from across the school.