GCSEs: Head praises students over improved results

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Tanbridge House School is celebrating a rise in the number of students earning good GCSE grades.

Some 79 per cent of students received five or more A*-C grades, including English and maths – a rise of 3 per cent compared to last year.

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The school also recorded an outstanding score of+0.68 on the government’s new Progress 8 performance scale.

Progress 8 measures the progress made by children between the time they leave primary school and the time they finish Year 11.

The baseline requirement for Progress 8 is a score of -0.5, so any score from zero up is positive.

A score of +0.68 would tell the government children at Tanbridge House had made progress well in excess of national expectations during their time at the school.

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Headteacher Jules White describe the score as “significantly positive” and said that, while the school had to wait to verify its score against national data, it was likely student progress will be deemed outstanding.

He added: “I would like to congratulate the students on their hard work and wish them every happiness for the future. “The support of their families has also been valued and appreciated.

“The commitment, skill and dedication of all my colleagues at Tanbridge House School has paid off again and I remain extremely grateful for the excellence of their work.”

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