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Top 50 Most Improved School in England & ‘The Most Improved School in Hampshire’

January 30th, 2015

DFE LogoThis week we saw the publication of the Department for Education’s latest School Performance Tables. Parents will know that in terms of the key performance indicator, Harrow Way achieved a record result in 2014 of 61% 5+ A*-C including English and Maths. This is a 7% improvement from the previous year and a staggering 18% improvement since 2011. These were some of the best results in the Test Valley area and the highest in Andover! These excellent results are set against a national decrease in pass rates as the exams have become more rigorous. Exam results have improved year on year. In the National performance tables published on Thursday we were thrilled to be recognized as ‘The Most Improved School’ in Hampshire and in the top 50 most improved school’s in the country over the period 2011-2014.

Most improved schools in the country table.

English and Maths were both in the top 10 schools in Hampshire for students making the expected levels of progress. This figure is then divided into lower, middle and higher attaining students. All groups did very well and were above the national average. Our higher attaining students in Maths were ranked 7th out of the 74 schools for students making the expected levels of progress from KS2 to KS4. In English we were ranked 1st, just in front of Kings’ in Winchester and Thornden in Chandler’s Ford. This is a wonderful achievement for the school and one of which we should all be proud.

Dance, Drama, Music and Art all achieved 100% A*-C grades. The other English Baccalaureate subjects also performed superbly with 71% A*-C in History, 75% A*-C in Geography, 90% A*-C in French, 85% A*-C for Spanish and 78% in Additional Science.

To end a successful week, we had a visit today from John Coughlan, CBE, Director of Children’s Services in Hampshire. He was really interested in the improvement journey we have been on over the last few years and thoroughly enjoyed his tour of the school. He was very complimentary of the very calm and purposeful atmosphere at Harrow Way.

Thank you for your support.
Mike Serridge

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