Government league tables rank schools across the Trust as top performers

  13 February, 2020

Thousands of secondary schools across England had their GCSE results (last year’s academic year summer of 2019) published by the Government on 6 February. Each school was ranked in league tables according to the percentage of students achieving five 9-4 grades, and some of our schools have been ranked as top performing schools within their local areas.

Ormiston Venture Academy has been ranked as the best school in Norfolk for GCSE results.

The schools confirmed Progress 8 score – which measures improvement from Year 7 to Year 11 across eight subjects, including key academic subjects – was 0.72. It makes Ormiston Venture Academy the top-ranked school in Norfolk and in the top 4% of all schools in England.

This means that the school, in Gorleston added almost three-quarters of a grade to every subject taken by each student than expected when they joined the school aged 11.

Overall at the school, 68% of students overall achieved a Grade 4 or higher in both English and maths – a five percentage point increase on last year’s figure and a 21-percentage point increase on 2017. 85% of students gained at least a Grade 4 in English, which was an 11-pecentage point increase on last year, whilst 72% achieved a Grade 4 or above in maths.

Schools Minister Lord Agnew said: “These results are truly impressive and demonstrate what can be achieved through the hard work of pupils, teachers and leaders, demonstrating their worth and recording impressive results year after year.”

Cowes Enterprise College has been ranked as the top performing school on the Isle of Wight for the second consecutive year, for the progress made by its students. The school confirmed Progress 8 score – which measures improvement from Year 7 to Year 11 across eight subjects, including key academic subjects – was a score of 0.12.

Ormiston Rivers Academy has been ranked in the top 8% of all schools in England for GCSE results, and top seven in Essex. The schools confirmed Progress 8 score – which measures improvement from Year 7 to Year 11 across eight subjects, including key academic subjects – was a school record of 0.42, following a four-year positive trend of improvement.

This means that the school, in Burnham-on-Crouch added two-fifths of a grade to every subject taken by each student than expected when they joined the school aged 11. This year, students achieved on average half a grade higher than similar students nationally in every subject studied.

Overall, 56% of students achieved a Grade 4 or above in English and maths, whilst 35% achieved the higher Grade 5 or better in an increase of six percentage points. There was also a significant increase in students achieving a strong pass of Grade 5 or above in both English and maths this year, as well as the number of students achieving top grades – with more than 50 Grade 9s (the highest possible score) and 61 Distinction* or A* grades being achieved. The academy had a 99% pass rate overall.

Ormiston Chadwick Academy has been confirmed as the best school in Halton for GCSEs. The schools confirmed Progress 8 score – which measures improvement from Year 7 to Year 11 across eight subjects, including key academic subjects – was 0.57.

It makes Ormiston Chadwick the top-ranked school in Halton and in the top 6% of all schools in England.

This means that the school, in Widnes added over half of a grade to every subject taken by each student than expected when they joined the school aged 11.

Overall at the school, the number of top Grade 8 and 9s achieved by students increased by 20%. The school’s science specialism was particularly strong, with all students achieving Grades 9-5 – defined by the Government as a “strong pass” – in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, with 50% of students achieving Grades 9-7.

Nick Hudson, Chief Executive Officer of Ormiston Academies Trust, said:

“I would like to congratulate Ormiston Venture Academy, Cowes Enterprise College, Ormiston Chadwick Academy and Ormiston Rivers Academy for achieving such strong progress in their GCSE results. These results demonstrate the hard work the schools are putting into supporting its students to make strong progress and we are thrilled to see the schools continue to achieve highly.”


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