Sherburn High Achieves Top Maintained School in North Yorkshire

Sherburn High School Post 16 students and staff are celebrating today as they top the league tables in North Yorkshire for A level results. Results at Sherburn High School are graded as “Well Above Average” and in the top 5% of all schools and colleges nationally.

99% of students passing their course; 62% at A* – B. 50% of Maths students attained a grade A* and the average grade across the 3 A levels was a grade B+.

At GCSE the school is proud that attainment 8 is well above average. (Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, maths, 3 EBACC qualifications: sciences, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications.) The number of students passing Maths and English at grade 5 is 53% at Sherburn High school compared to 39% nationally and Maths is in the top 6% of all schools nationally. The school is more than double the national average in the number of students passing the EBACC at grade 5+: Sherburn High School 43% compared to 19% nationally.

Headteacher, Maria Williams, is delighted with the results and is thrilled that despite stiff competition and the demanding entry requirements of top universities, every student who applied to Higher Education secured a University place, with most being successful in their first choice and nearly half at Russell Group Universities.

A levels are such an important milestone in a student’s life and employers and university will look at them closely. It’s fantastic to see our students achieve such outstanding results that will stay with them throughout their lives. The results reflect the continual improvement of the school and the incredible hard work and commitment from the staff and students.

It’s congratulations all round for Sherburn High School who have been officially judged as GOOD by Ofsted; the first time in 16 years! It’s an incredible achievement for students and staff and wonderful news for the local community.