It is exciting news at Stamford Welland Academy today, as provisional GCSE 2016 performance data was published online. Stamford Welland Academy were delighted with their results in the summer examinations, which showed a 27 point increase, since CMAT took over the school in 2014, to 62% of students achieving 5 A*- C grades including English and mathematics.
This year, the government have introduced a new performance measure called Progress 8, which will be used to rank schools. Progress 8 is designed to show how each student has progressed in each of their subjects compared to students at other schools. It is promised to be a much fairer way of measuring school performance as it will take into account children of all abilities. We were delighted to see the news today that we were ranked in the ‘Above Average’ band compared with other schools nationally, after achieving a Progress 8 score of 0.34. This is an incredible achievement, as this is a direct comparison with all schools nationally including selective schools.
Our Progress 8 score ranks us in 4th place of Lincolnshire’s non-selective schools, and in 10th place out of all 93 Lincolnshire secondary schools. Nationally, we are ranked in the top 7% of all schools across England.
You can find out more information on how Progress 8 is calculated by watching the DfE’s video here.
It’s really positive to be moving in the right direction with our results and most importantly ensuring each child is given the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Congratulations to all the staff and students for such a tremendous achievement this year.