CHS Top Progress Placing Confirmed

Following the publication of the Government’s revised Secondary School Performance tables on January 24th, Congleton High students and staff were delighted to learn that, along with girls’ school, Sandbach High, they were still able to celebrate their position at the top of the table. The schools outperformed every other in the whole of Cheshire, placing them as two of the highest performing schools in the North West region and amongst the best in England.

The schools’ performance is assessed using the Government’s Progress 8 measurement, which takes each student’s best eight GCSE results and measures the progress made from the level at which they started in Year 7 (the first year of high school) to the level they actually achieved at GCSE. The Progress 8 score of 0.37 from Congleton High and Sandbach High means, on average, students achieved over a third of a grade higher in every subject for their GCSEs. For many this meant securing the next grade up, ensuring that they attained the results they needed to progress with their chosen pathway.

Head of School, Mr Barlow, commented on Congleton High’s achievement:

“We were absolutely thrilled when the provisional results were issued in October and equally as delighted to have retained our position at the top now the results have been confirmed. Many schools in the area have also achieved strong results this year so it is particularly pleasing for us to have done quite so well. It was also great to see that students of all abilities made equally exceptional progress.

“Our school motto is ‘Achieving Success Together’ and this outcome is testament to that as it is the result of student, school and family all working together as a team over a number of years.”

Cmat Chief Executive, David Hermitt, commented:

“Cmat is extremely proud that one of its schools has secured this accolade. It reflects the ambition of the Trust to provide the very best education for children aged three to eighteen. The achievement of such national and regional recognition for the children and the staff is well deserved”

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