We are delighted to report another set of outstanding GCSE results. 69% of students achieved the ‘old’ measure of five or more A*-C grades including Maths and English and 73% achieved A*-C grades in Maths and English.
The most satisfying statistic is that using the new government ‘Progress 8’ performance measure which will apply this year to all schools, we achieved an outcome of +0.34. This is a quite outstanding result and means that, on average, our students achieved over a third of a grade better than might have been expected across eight key subjects taking into account their ability at point of entry into the Academy.
These impressive results further consolidate our position as one of the highest performing schools in this part of the County.
The number of Holbrook Academy students meeting the government benchmark of 5 A* to C GCSEs including Maths and English has jumped to 69%. That’s up from 59% in 2014 and puts Holbrook among the most successful schools in Suffolk. The Academy’s score for student progress is now 1009 – again one of the best scores in the County. A previous gap between the attainment of boys and girls has narrowed.
Headteacher, Dr Simon Letman, said: “We are absolutely delighted. It has been a team effort. Everyone has played their part. I am very, very pleased.”
Tim Fenton, outgoing Chair of Governors, said: “The students, staff and Dr Letman all deserve high praise. This is appropriate reward for many months of very hard work. I would also like to thank the parents who kept faith with the school when the results were not so good, their support has contributed to these fantastic results.”
UPDATE: Two re-marks in English Language have pushed our final score up to 70% for A* to C, including maths and English. That gives us a student progress score of 1012. Even better!
Holbrook Academy has been rated in the top fifty for schools in its category by the Times newspaper. The school is ranked 44th nationwide for state secondary schools with no or new sixth forms. That’s up from 50th last year and reflects a particularly strong performance at A* and A-grade GCSEs.
Headteacher, Dr Simon Letman, said: “This is good news and further evidence that we are going in the right direction. It is good to see the stronger candidates get what they deserve and that must continue. But our goal is progress for all and if we can continue improving that we will get the ranking we deserve from the most important authority; Ofsted.”