Sherburn High School is celebrating the outstanding league table success for both GCSE and A level students in 2016.
League tables published this week place Sherburn High School as the top performing school in the area with students making more progress from their starting point than any other secondary school in Selby and well above both the national and regional averages.
Sherburn High School’s Progress 8 score (which shows how a student progresses through secondary school, taking into account their ability at the end of primary school) of +0.21 outperforms all other local schools and our high prior attaining students are in the top 9% of all schools nationally.
Sherburn High school is particularly proud of the hard work and commitment from staff with students who qualify for free school meals. These students have attained a Progress 8 score of +0.03 which is a significant achievement and demonstrates our commitment to our ethos of “Achievement for All”.
75% of Sherburn High School students achieved a grade A*-C in both Maths and English; again well above the national average of 59% and in the top 5% of similar schools. Maths Progress scores place Sherburn students in the top 6% of all schools and the third highest across all North Yorkshire schools.
At Post 16 we are delighted that students have achieved a positive +0.05. At Vocational the average grade achieved was a Distinction*, the equivalent of an A* at A level. Again the school scored a positive progress measure at vocational level of +0.16. This reflects the hard work applied by both students and staff and emphasises the continued progress students make from GCSE to A Level.
Maria Williams, Head Teacher, praised students and staff for their commitment and hard work, “It’s difficult for parents to understand what these measures mean as there has been a lot of change recently but league tables are important as parents can rest assured that Sherburn High School students are outperforming other schools and we are incredibly proud to serve our community in this way. We are looking forward to the 2017 results which we hope will be even better.”