The results are in
22 August 2019
Head Teacher Mr Eastham was thrilled as GCSE results showed improvements in several key areas.
Thirteen pupils gained a Grade 9 in either English Language, English Literature, Maths, History, Art and Design, Chemistry or Technology.
In Maths, 23 pupils gained one of the top three grades of 7, 8 and 9, as did 22 in English.
41% of all pupils achieved a Grade 5+ (strong pass) in English and Maths, an increase of 3% from last year while 63% achieved a grade 4+ (standard pass) - an increase of 8% from last year.
Grades 7, 8 and 9 were also achieved in several other subjects, most notably Art, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French, History, Technology and Combined Science.
Mr Eastham said: “Our pupils have done well this year. We’ve seen an improvement in our results in several key areas and we’ve maintained a lot of the good results that we got last year. So, overall, it’s a pleasing picture for us as a school.
“We’re particularly pleased that the number of pupils achieving the Government measure of a ‘strong pass’ (Grade 5 and above) has once again improved from last year in the vast majority of key performance indicators.
“We are pleased for our pupils who have achieved the top grades and this is testimony to the hard work and dedication of both our staff and pupils and demonstrate that we continue to move in the right direction, going from strength to strength.
“But it’s about the achievements of all our young people who, based on their individual ability and resilience, have also recorded very good grades and should feel proud of their own individual achievements.
“Results are only part of a bigger picture. While they provide a platform from which our pupils can now embark on the next stage of their lives, they do not define any of our pupils or their future successes. Other things matter, too – their health, happiness, their ability to work with others.
“For us, Priory is all about inspiring children to grow into well-rounded young people. Therefore, our responsibility is to find how to enable all our pupils to make strong academic progress, achieve the highest levels of academic attainment and nurture their all-round personal achievement so each can be a fully engaged, caring and contributing member of society.”