Following a latest report published by the Department for Education and the schools’ watchdog, Ofsted, staff at Upton Court Grammar School are celebrating having ranked in the top 2% of all schools nationally for progress across all subjects at GCSE in the summer 2016 sitting.
The report, called Raiseonline, provides contextual information about students, such as prior achievement, ethnicity and whether English is a first or second language. The report assesses how well schools have done to promote learning and uses new government measures such as Progress 8 and Attainment 8 which reflect, respectively, how much progress students make from their starting points across eight subjects at GCSE and how good their results are.
This report places Upton Court Grammar School in the top 2% of schools for progress overall and states that the school’s students make, on average, .7 of a grade better progress than would be expected based on prior attainment, than if they attended elsewhere. There are over three thousand secondary schools in England placing UCGS in the top 70 schools for progress. This data confirms that the school provides an outstanding standard of education for its students which is a testament to the quality of teaching, leadership, resources and parental support.
Upton Court Grammar School Principal Mercedes Hernandez Estrada said “Our achievement has always been high, but this ranking for progress confirms that we add a huge value to the education of our students."