We were absolutely delighted with our student’s GCSE results in the summer. It’s great to top the league tables in terms of the new Ofsted progress measure - Progress 8. Our Year 11 students achieved a score of 0.82 which means that they achieved almost a whole grade higher than students in rest of the country with the same starting points – well done everyone!
Students at Bridlington School have consistently made outstanding progress between Year 7 and Year 11 over the last few years. This has not been recognised in the league tables until this year because the focus has previously been on attainment and not progress. The Progress 8 performance measure provides a much better indication of how well a school has done. I am pleased to be able to report that Bridlington School’s 2016 GCSE results were outstanding for attainment as well as progress: 68% of our students achieved A* to C grades in both English and Maths. This is significantly above the national average.
Our students, parents and staff at Bridlington School should feel very proud that our school has topped the league tables this year – they completely deserve this success which is a direct result of the amazing hard work that they have put in over a significant period of time. Our school is about so much more than examination results though. We are a learning community that values every individual and aims to achieve outstanding examination results, but even more importantly, to develop happy, confident, resilient and successful young people who are able to make a valuable contribution to society. The league tables don’t provide any information about this extremely important side of education - it would great if they did!