Pontefract Academies Trust Secondary School Students Delivering Phenomenal Results

Published: November 23, 2022 3:17 pm

Carleton High School and The King’s School, both a part of Pontefract Academies Trust have achieved incredible performance in their 2021/22 GCSE Examinations, as verified by The Department for Education (DfE) performance tables published in October.

The Department for Education’s Progress 8 performance tables showcase that Carleton High School and The King’s School students achieve half a grade better per subject than the national average of other students with the same prior attainment. The King’s School scored 0.54 and Carleton High School 0.57 compared to -0.03 National average and 0.07 Wakefield Local Authority average. The Progress 8 score shows how much progress students have made across eight key subjects between the end of primary school and the end of secondary school, compared to similar students nationally.

Julian Appleyard OBE, CEO of Pontefract Academies Trust said: “One of our Trust guiding principles is achievement without excuses. There is no doubt that the pandemic brought unintended impact on so many children and families within our community. Our staff, pupils, and the support of families have brought real success. We have navigated the pandemic with outcomes better than ever before. Our two secondary schools should take great pride in the publication of the DfE Performance Tables. The validation from the Department for Education simply demonstrates that the young people in our Trust make very significant progress. This builds on the outstanding performance of our primary schools in national tests earlier in the year.”

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