Sherburn High, Finalist in the Educate North Awards

Sherburn High School is delighted to announce that they are finalists in the Educate North Teaching Awards in the category of ‘Sixth Form of the Year’! The prestigious awards recognise best practice and excellence in the education sector in the North of England and this is just what the school hopes judges will acknowledge when making their final decision. Sherburn High’s Sixth Form has undergone a transformation in recent years with a relentless drive to ensure quality teaching and learning in all post 16 lessons, coupled with their bespoke two week formal examination assessments.

The school has moved their Level 3 Value Added from -0.19 (significantly negative) in 2015 to +0.32 (significantly positive) in 2017 which put them in the top 5% nationally; an outstanding achievement in such a short space of time. They are also the top performing maintained school in North Yorkshire! In 2017, from 152 entries, students achieved 42 A* giving a score of 28% A* in comparison to the national figure of 8% and in Maths at A2 in 2017, 12 from 24 students achieved an A*. These achievements have widened opportunities and progression for students with 78% of the cohort going on to university or Level 4 apprenticeships, 40% achieving a Russell Group university.

Head of Sixth Form and Deputy Head Teacher, John Ralphs, who has worked tirelessly to improve standards, commented, ‘I am delighted that Sherburn High Sixth Form and its students have been recognised for their outstanding achievements which are testament to the hard work of both students and staff.’

The awards ceremony takes place on 26th April 2018 at the Hilton, Deansgate in Manchester; everyone at the school is keeping everything crossed that they win!