Highfields has been named among Wolverhampton’s top schools for both attainment and pupil progress in the latest performance tables.
The Government has introduced new headline measures for this year’s performance tables - Progress 8 and Attainment 8 - which mark pupils’ progress and achievement over eight GCSE subjects.
Highfields recorded an Attainment 8 score of 53.2 out of 80 – above the national average of 48.5 - putting it in the top five Wolverhampton schools. Our Progress 8 score of 0.39 also saw it ranked among the top five city schools. Progress 8 looks at the advances a pupil makes from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school, comparing pupils’ results with the achievements of other youngsters with the same prior attainment.
Headteacher, Mr Graham Tate, said: “The Government has introduced new measures to calculate this year’s performance tables, based on 2016 GCSE exams.
“We are pleased to have been placed among the top five schools in Wolverhampton for both progress and attainment. It is testament to the hard work of our students and staff.
“Our current Year 11 students are already working hard in preparation for this year’s exams to maintain Highfields’ excellent academic standards.”
In previous performance tables the key metric was the percentage of students achieving grade C or higher in five GCSE subjects, including English and maths.