We are very proud of the fact that once again our results are the best they have ever been with 59% of our students achieving at least 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C. At the moment 18 of our 23 GCSE subjects are above the national average. Four years ago only 3 subjects had results above the national average....more
Equally importantly is the fact that the gap between the achievement of our students who are either Free School Meals, or who are Looked After, has been slashed from 15 percentage points last year to only 5 percentage points this year. This is important because the school received additional money to support these students and it is vital that this money has impact. The national gap is over 20%.
Our own backgrounds mean that we would both have been Pupil Premium students were we still at school, and so we are passionate that all students should be able to achieve well at Beaumont Leys irrespective of the income of their parents.
Finally we are very excited and proud of the fact that we have moved up the ranking within Leicester. For many years we were in the bottom half : last year was the first time that we moved into the top half of the rankings. There are now 18 secondary schools in Leicester and this year only five school had better results than Beaumont Leys: these are Madani Boys, Madani Girls, (in reality these are the same school ], Soar Valley, Judgemeadow and Rushey Mead. This puts our school in the top third in the city for the first time which we believe is a tremendous achievement.
Our results are particularly pleasing when across the country thousands of schools have experienced severe dips in their results because of the many erratic and sudden changes to the exam system.
These achievements are the result of a huge amount of work on the part of students, staff and, frequently, parents.
We would like to congratulate our students on their fantastic and successful efforts. We would like to thank all parents and carers for their support as we look forward to another year of hard work, effort and fun!”