Updated: Oct 21, 2019
Ormiston Rivers Academy has today been ranked by the Government in the top 10% of all schools in England for GCSE results.
In national league tables released by the Department for Education, Ormiston Rivers’ provisional Progress 8 score – which measures improvement from Year 7 to Year 11 across eight subjects, including key academic subjects – was +0.4.
This means that the school, in Burnham-on-Crouch and sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), added two-fifths of a grade to every subject taken by each student than expected when they joined the school aged 11.
Overall, 56% of students achieved a Grade 4 or above in English and maths, whilst 35% achieved the higher Grade 5 or better. There was also a significant increase in students achieving a strong pass of Grade 5 or above in both English and maths this year, as well as the number of students achieving top grades – with more than 50 Grade 9s (the highest possible score) and 61 Distinction* or A* grades being achieved.
Emma Baker, Principal at Ormiston Rivers Academy, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating such excellent GCSE results this year. “I would like to congratulate all of our students and staff for these results, which demonstrate their hard work and commitment over the past two years. We look forward to continuing our journey of success.”
Nick Hudson, Chief Executive Officer of Ormiston Academies Trust, said: “I would like to congratulate everyone at Ormiston Rivers Academy for achieving such strong progress in their GCSE results.
“Ormiston Academies Trust is committed to improving opportunities for all students, regardless of background. These results demonstrate the commitment the school has made to this and we are delighted to see the school achieve so highly.”