Team Howden achieves best ever results for the fourth year running.
Students achieve their GCSE results in 2014 with progress measures in core areas soaring.
Progress has risen dramatically with record numbers of our Year 11 students achieving grades higher than their national target. 71% of all students achieved A*-C in both English and Maths and our core subject areas of English, Maths and Science are amongst the highest performing areas in the school.
In English 50% of students made exceptional progress when compared to government targets, with 27% achieving A*-A and 83% of students achieving A*-C. This means that they have made the best ever progress seen by the school, which will place us firmly in the top 20% of schools in the country. Attainment of both boys and girls has risen with every girl achieving Grade C or above this summer.
In Maths the number of students achieving A*-A grades has more than doubled since last summer, with 20% achieving A*-A and 73% achieving A*-C.
Overall, this is a very promising set of results for the many students who will progress to study level 3 courses. Importantly every student left Year 11 with offers of employment with training, education or training.
We put a huge emphasis on measuring students’ progress because this ensures that students of all abilities are performing as well as they possibly can. The GCSE results in 2014 were our best ever in terms of the progress students made when measured against similar students in other schools across the country.
Howden School is sited on a single campus with grassed areas and pleasant grounds on the outskirts of the small town of Howden in the rural East Riding of Yorkshire.
The school draws the great majority of its students from the town of Howden itself and surrounding villages, with a small number coming from outside the catchment area. There are currently some 600 students on roll with over 100 teaching and non-teaching staff also working on site.
We are a friendly school with a distinct ethos. We are committed to engaging our key stakeholders – governors, staff, students, parents and carers and our local community – in the life of the school.
As ‘Team Howden’ we have already demonstrated that by working together we can maximise the learning experiences that we provide for our students. As a parent myself I can understand the importance of being able to send my child to a ‘Good’ school, and I would like to thank all of our parents for trusting us to be able to provide a high quality education for all our students.
At our last inspection on 4th and 5th December 2013 the school received a real vote of confidence from the Ofsted inspectors.
With behavior and safety and leadership and management rated as good, the school was judged to have a ‘good capacity to improve’ further both standards of achievement and teaching which still require improvement.
We all remain as focused as ever on making our school an outstanding place of learning.
Our aim remains ‘to become an outstanding’ school!
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Headteacher, Mr G. Cannon