Archbishop Holgate’s has come top in York for progress at both GCSE and A Level in the secondary school league tables.

Andrew Daly, Headteacher, said: “In a city with so many excellent schools it’s fantastic that we have managed to perform most strongly this year. I would like to congratulate all the students and staff for their outstanding efforts in achieving these results at both GCSE and A Level.”

The government’s key performance indicator for schools is Progress 8, which aims to capture the progress students make from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school by measuring their performance across eight qualifications.

A score above 0.5 means on average students make over half a grade better progress across a range of eight subjects at GCSE when compared to similar students nationally.

In a year when the school has once again achieved outstanding judgments in all areas of its Church School Inspection (SIAMS) Archbishop Holgate’s Progress 8 Score for GCSE of +0.53 secures its position among the highest 5% of schools in the country and represents the best Progress 8 Score in York.

Andrew Daly said: “To be ranked in the top 5% nationally in terms of similar schools at GCSE makes me really proud and reinforces the view of inspectors earlier in the year that Archbishop Holgate’s is a school where real opportunities for transformation exist.”

At A Level, the school’s Sixth Form Progress Score in once again among the strongest nationally and the best in York, building on its year on year pattern of outstanding outcomes at Post 16.

Francesca De Lashley, Director of Sixth Form, said: “We are delighted with the outcomes our students achieved last summer. Our consistent outstanding performance and two year placing in the top 1% for A Level performance demonstrates how hard our students work to achieve strong foundations for their future aspirations. We have a strong ethos within school for hard work and an individual approach to supporting the needs of each student within our care.”