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‘I’ve been able to achieve a level of independence but still rely on the support of staff I know when I’ve needed it’ Beth, Year 13

‘To begin with I was nervous about meeting new people but everyone has been welcoming. The subjects I chose are right for me and the teachers are helpful. Coming here was the right decision’ A new student who started in Yr 12

“I taught in several schools and I was only blessed with sons but I firmly believe that if I had a daughter I would want her to go to this school because I am aware at first hand of the dedication of all of its staff to the care and education of the girls. This school does realise that it is precious cargo that it carries.” A former teacher

Beverley High School - On Top Form

 

 

Ms Japp and Mr Colton receiving the SSAT Award for high attainment

 

Beverley High School has received national recognition for the high attainment of its pupils in the 2013 GCSE examinations.

 

The SSAT Educational Outcomes Award recognises that Beverley High School is in the top 20 per cent of non-selective schools nationally for high quality GCSE grades achieved by students.

The school’s success has been recognised by the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust following an in-depth analysis of official Department for Education data on all state-funded schools in England.

 

It is an exceptional achievement for the school, after a challenging 2012/13 academic year. While In April 2013 the school was judged to require improvement by Ofsted, it produced exam results which rank securely in the top quartile of schools nationally.

Headteacher, Ms Sharon Japp, said, “We are extremely pleased to receive this award. As a school we have always delivered a broad, balanced academic curriculum for our girls and are proud that this award recognises our successes across the board.

“Our 2013 results actually place us in the top 18 per cent of schools nationally for Best 8 Average Points Score. We also learned last week that based on last year’s results, under the Government’s new Progress 8 Measure, to be introduced in 2015/16, Beverley High School would have been placed in the top eight per cent of schools in the country.”

The school has been invited to receive the award at a regional celebration ceremony hosted by SSAT in Bradford in June.

Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said:

“Beverley High School should be congratulated for their exceptional achievement. They have proved themselves to be leading the field in improving GCSE outcomes for their students. There is so much good practice that this school could share.

“These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and leadership team at Beverley High School, and show what can be achieved when skilled teachers have high expectations and ambition for every young person. I am proud that this school is a member of the SSAT network.”

Mike Furbank, East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s head of children and young people, education and schools, said: “It is testament to the hard work and determined leadership of the school that outcomes have been delivered at a time when the school is working really hard on a number of fronts to make rapid progress towards being judged a good or better school. The sense of purpose in the school is palpable, and is driven by the needs of the students. I look forward to the outcomes of this year's exams where I am sure we will see sustained high performance.”.