At 9.30am on Thursday 23 January the Department for Education released the 2013 school league tables for the UK. I am delighted to report the headline figures to you:
- 5+ A*-C GCSEs or equivalent (including English and Maths) at 93% which puts West Bridgford School top of the tables for the East Midlands region at Key Stage 4 in this measure.
- A Level ‘Average Point Score per Entry’ at 227 points (students get an average of around a B Grade for every A Level sat) putting West Bridgford School top of the tables for Nottinghamshire (2nd in the East Midlands) for Key Stage 5.
The students achievements were recognised by David Laws, the Minister of State for Schools, in a letter we received this week. He congratulated us in being one of the top schools in the UK for both GCSE results and our ability to improve the results of students in receipt of the 'Pupil Premium'. Please click HERE to view the letter.
Students right across the academic ability range shone in every area of the tables proving that West Bridgford is a school where every student can perform to the limits of their potential. These results are a reflection on the whole learning community of the school. The students, who have worked so hard, the teachers with their unswerving commitment to the children and the parents who have helped their children maintain their motivation thoughout the long, hard climb to success. While we know league tables only provide a narrow window into the life of a school, at this point I can only congratulate everybody who has contributed to an educational success story. Carpe Diem!