Performance & Results
We are proud of the results our students achieved in 2020 and 2021 which were testament both to their hard work and resilience and to the efforts of our teachers and wider school community during the Covid-19 pandemic. We believe that these results represent an improving school. The results students were awarded were the outcome of a rigorous quality assurance process. Our 2020 and 2021 results are shown in bold below alongside 2019 outcomes to provide context but there is no national data with which to compare for these two years.
The Department for Education has on online service that lets you find and compare schools in England. These are often referred to as performance tables.
Other than the information in bold, the data on this page is for the 2018 to 2019 academic year. The Government will not publish any school or college level educational performance data based on tests, assessments or exams for 2020 or 2021.
Secondary (Key Stage 4)
Progress 8 score
This score shows how much progress pupils made between the end of primary education (age 11) and the end of secondary education (age 16). This is compared to pupils across England who got similar results at the end of primary education.
The school's score in 2019 was -0.62, which is considered well below average. The Newcastle upon Tyne average score for state-funded schools is -0.27.
A score above zero means pupils made more progress, on average, than pupils across England with similar results at the end of primary education. A score below zero means pupils made less progress, on average. It does not mean pupils made no progress or the school has failed.
Attainment 8 score
The score is based on how well pupils performed in up to 8 qualifications. This includes:
3 English Baccalaureate qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages
3 other approved qualifications
The school's score in 2019 was 40.5. The Newcastle upon Tyne average score was 43.6.
Grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs
Grade 5 is similar to a high grade C or low grade B in the old grading system.
The percentage of pupils at the school who achieved grade 5 or above in English and maths in 2019 was 31%. The Newcastle upon Tyne average was 39%. Our figure for 2020 was 37% and 2021 was 36%.
Entering for the English Baccalaureate
A pupil has entered for the English Baccalaureate if they study English, maths, sciences, a language and either history or geography. The English Baccalaureate is not a test or qualification. It is a measure used to provide information about a particular range of qualifications.
The percentage of students entered for the Ebacc in 2019 was 30%. The Newcastle upon Tyne average percentage was 41%. Our figures for 2020 and 2021 were 25% and 9%. These figures will rise in coming years as more students are choosing to continue studying French at GCSE.
English Baccalaureate average point score
The average comes from the best scores pupils achieve in:
English language or English literature
science (the best two results from single sciences or results from combined sciences)
history or geography
We add their scores together and divide by 6 for the average.
The school's score in 2019 was 3.27. The Newcastle upon Tyne average score was 3.76. In 2020 our figure was 3.43 and in 2021 it was 3.16.
Staying in education or employment after secondary education
The percentage of pupils at the school who stayed in education or employment in 2019 was 88%. The Newcastle upon Tyne average was 91%.
16 to 18 (Key Stage 5)
The Government will not publish any school or college level educational performance data based on tests, assessments or exams for 2020. Therefore any data available is for the academic year 2018/19.
The school declares value added, which is the increase in progress that students make compared to the average student with the same average points score at GCSE. The average is between -0.1 and 0.1. This applies to all students who take any course at Level 3 in academic or vocational qualifications.
The link also includes the most recent national destination data and the progress data for students who sat GCSE English Language and Mathematics in Sixth Form.