Results at Archbishop Holgate’s school

Archbishop Holgate’s school is a high performing, inclusive community in which all students fulfill or exceed their potential. Academic achievement for all learners regardless of prior attainment, gender, SEND and background far exceeds the national average.

At GCSE we now have a three-year trend of outstanding Progress 8 scores, +0.53 in 2017, +0.60 in 2018 and this year +0.81. These results are the strongest in the city for the third consecutive year and they are the fourth strongest outcomes in the whole Yorkshire and Humber region.

+0.19 (2016)
+0.53 (2017)
+0.60 (2018)
+0.81 (2019)

The progress 8 performance for all students is almost four times the local average and this three year trend of excellent performance places our outcomes in the top 4% nationally. Whilst the EEF results place Archbishop’s first in terms of the performance of similar schools nationally for both all students and disadvantaged performance over the last three years.

Our disadvantaged students are massively outperforming other disadvantaged students locally and nationally, a figure of +0.27 representing the fourth consecutive year of continuous improvement and progress twice as strong as all other students nationally. This is strong evidence that all students thrive at Archbishop’s.

-0.20 (2016)
-0.06 (2017)
+0.15 (2018)
+0.27 (2019)

At Post 16, outcomes are always in the top 10% nationally and for 2019 a L3 VA score of +0.43 would place us in the top 2% of schools nationally for A Level performance). Alongside this progress measure, A Level achievement has seen 42% of all grades being awarded at A* or A which far exceeds national average.

The strength of the Sixth Form is historic as twice in the last five years A Level performance has been in the top 1% nationally. This coupled with the fact that Archbishop Holgate’s School has previously topped the national performance tables for vocational value added at Post-16 further highlights the inclusive and successful nature of the school.

Achievements at Archbishop Holgate’s school

Achievement comes in many different forms and collectively, as a school community, we take great pride in our individual and collective success. We firmly believe that all our students can be successful and make the most of their gifts and talents.

At the last Inspection:

  • SIAMS – the Diocesan inspectorate – has graded us Outstanding in all areas (2018)
  • Ofsted graded us as Outstanding in our last inspection and since then we have had Ofsted visits in History (2018) and Sixth Form (2017) which have all since formed best practice case studies

The Department for Education has afforded us both:

  • National teaching school status (Pathfinder Teaching School)
  • National support school status
GCSE Results 2019
Progress 8 Score+0.81
Attainment 8 Score54.8 points
Percentage of pupils achieving Grade 5 or above in English and Maths50.9%
Percentage of pupils entering the English Baccalaureate (EBacc)60%
Average point score of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate4.9 points
Percentage of pupils staying in education or employment after Key Stage 498%