Sandy Upper School celebrated today as the Department for Education published their annual Performance Tables, confirming the school’s remarkable transformation and exceptional outcomes for all students. The DfE tables outline the remarkable journey of the school since September 2013 with a record breaking improvement from 54% to 81% 5+ A*-C grades (including English and Mathematics) at GCSE, representing the highest improvement in the country of 27%!
The Performance Tables offer a comparison between Sandy Upper School and 55 “similar” schools and, in just one year, the school has risen from being 46th out of 55 to being 1st! The Performance Tables provide clear confirmation that Sandy Upper School is the most improved school in the COUNTRY!
This phenomenal outcome is the result of exceptional results at both GCSE and A Level in August 2014, with 81% of students achieving 5+ A*-C grades (including English and Mathematics) at GCSE and 99% of students achieving a pass at A Level. The achievement of all students is significantly higher than the national average, demonstrating that students have received outstanding support in achieving their targets.
The Performance Tables represent the culmination of a year in which virtually every aspect of the school has been transformed under new a senior leadership team, with a clear and determined focus to create a culture of outstanding achievement for every student.
Principal, Balraj Hare said “We are absolutely delighted to be the most improved school in the country!! Our GCSE results are truly spectacular and all our students now make outstanding progress, regardless of their starting points! At 81% 5+ A*-C including English and Mathematics, our results are significantly above the national average of 53%. We are, by far, the highest performing school in the county this year, and we have achieved the highest results in the history of the school, and the history of Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough schools. 81% places us in the top 5% of schools nationally! The transformation of Sandy Upper School has been achieved in record time and my staff and students are incredibly proud of all they have achieved – THEY have created the ‘Most Improved School in the Country for 2014’ and they are rightly very proud!”
Sandy Upper School continues to go from strength to strength and now offers an outstanding education for all students. The Sandy Upper Sixth Form Open Evening takes place on Thursday 5th February with doors opening at 5.30pm.
Students at Sandy Upper School achieved a record breaking 81% 5+ A*-C grades (including English and Mathematics) in 2014, with many achieving 13+ A*-C grades. At A Level, 99% of students achieved a pass. Principal, Ms B Hare, congratulated all students on this remarkable outcome, saying,