We are pleased to report a good acceleration in progress in our results this year.
The floor standard for secondary schools is now set so each school is expected to achieve a Progress 8 score of at least -0.5. I am pleased to show our Progress 8 score for this year, and our improvements over the last two years (since this data became available) as:
|MHS Progress 8 Score||-0.55||-0.25||0.20||?|
This means that for the first time in many, many years, students who attend Meridian High School now make, on average, better than expected progress.
The Progress 8 score shown here for 2016 fairly excludes the results of 10 students who, for the last two years, were not at Meridian High School. The P8 score including the outcomes of those ten students (as will be published in national figures) is precisely -0.08 (as per the January validated results).
I remain confident and pleased that progress in our current year groups is improving at a very fast rate. Our in school data tracking processes show us that at the end of last academic year (in July) that our students in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 had made very strong progress. In 2016 we expect our Progress 8 score to improve significantly again.
We are mindful of where our improvement journey started just two years ago and of the fast progress that has been made since then. However, we expect much more success for our students in the years to come and all of our staff are working tirelessly with our students and parents to make that a reality.
The academic year 2015/16 was a good step forward. It was however just the beginning of many more years of improved outcomes we can look forward to celebrating as our school moves to good and then outstanding.
The Department of Education (DfE) publish secondary school results/tables every January. This link will take you to the latest data they published for our school.