• Headteacher's Blog

    • KS4 Results 2016

      Awaiting KS4 results is every bit as anxious as awaiting those for KS5 as they too help determine a future direction. Yet again, our students make us proud in all that they achieve as they have raised the standards for the third consecutive year with our best ever GCSE results for the headline figure of 5A* to C grades which currently is 56% (we await remarks for a number of subjects); the Capped 8 Points Score has also increased to an average of 319 points and 99.6% of our students attained at least 1 A* to G. The school Performance Tables use a range of measures and a recent introduction is the Progress 8 measure, which for us is a positive outcome; we are delighted with this as it compares the outcomes for an individual school against the national average for all subjects in all schools. We celebrate the achievements of all our students but as always there are some amazing outcomes: 38 students attained 100% A* to B grades in 9 or more subjects; a further 58 students attained 100% A* to C grades in 8 or more subjects and 58% of our students achieved the Basics national benchmark for English and Maths. Irrespective of the demands to reach national benchmarks – our results reflect the commitment and hard work of all our students and members of staff, which, with the support of parents ensures all of our students, achieve and do themselves proud. My very best wishes to you all.


      Level 3 Results 2016

      It is always such an anxious time of year awaiting the results of examinations – they affect so many people, especially our students and their parents. As Head teacher I want so much for all of our students to achieve and do well; I always feel that whatever the outcome I am proud of their achievements. The Level 3 results for our Sixth Form students once again, are fantastic – what our students attained means the school achieved its best ever headline results for the third consecutive year. A great deal is mentioned in the national media regarding the “top” grades of A* and A; this year our students are above the reported national average for A* and A grades with 53.3% (national 52.9%) of our students gaining results at this level; 8.5% (national 8.1%) at grade A* and 18.6% (national 17.7%) at grade A. For vocational our students attained 48% of results at the level of D*D* (double Distinction Star); 70% attained D*D* to D*D. I am delighted that the hard work of all of our members of staff and students has been realised in successful examination outcomes. Of course, it is the achievements of all students that contribute to the whole and I give congratulations to everyone. There are some notable headline and individual achievements: 19 students attained 100% A* to B grades in 3 or 4 subjects and 9 students attained 100% outcomes at grades A* to A such as Abigail Brunton and Tommy Dobson who each attained 100% A* in 3 and 4 subjects respectively; Ben Vincent and Mark Hughes attained two out of 3 grades at A*. There was such a good feeling in the school on Sixth Form Results Day with many happy students clearly looking forward to University, Employment or Training – my very best wishes for the future to all of our successful students.



  • Community

    • Good community links add relevance and interest to students’ work. We have strong business links and work closely with voluntary groups, our local primary schools and other organisations. Our growing partnership with local providers is a real strength.

      We are keen to be ‘community partners’. Students and staff are active members of local focus groups and attend local forums. As the lead secondary school within the Shipley Achieving Success (SAS) partnership we are proactive in our support with young people and their families. Our Extended School provision is wide ranging and offers opportunities to engage in after school and holiday clubs together with a wide range of workshops.

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  • Vacancies

    • We are an 11-18 mixed comprehensive school that is extremely popular and oversubscribed.  We moved into our new school building in September 2008 and have outstanding facilities and a state of the art learning environment.

      We are proud of our comprehensive school principles and our daily work is centred on four key values; summarised as together we can make a difference; resilient to change; ambitious to excel and caring for the lives of individuals. We are a school with great aspirations; proud of our history and heritage, yet always looking to the future – celebrating student well-being, high academic standards and achievement for all. Success at school is the result of students, parents/carers and teachers working together.

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