The Sixth Form was identified as ‘good’ by OFSTED (March 2014) and the results that brought this judgement have been maintained since:

“The Sixth Form is good. Students make good progress and are supported effectively to achieve the best that they can. Consequently, they are well prepared for the next stages of their lives.”

Year 13 – Summer 2017 Results

Measurement School National Average
Y13 – Overall Value Added + 0.07
Y13 – A-Level Value Added + 0.02 0.00
Y13 – Academic Value Added + 0.04 0.00
Y13 – Vocational Value Added +1.12 0.00

This data means that the school ensures that students make at least good progress overall whatever their starting point on entering the Sixth Form. These results compare favourably to all local Sixth Forms – whether they be comprehensive or grammar.

The key area for development for the school from the Summer 2017 results was to review the Sixth Form provision in terms of focusing the vast majority of students on three A-Levels, rather than four, and eliminating the AS route to secure a long-term focus on depth of study and a more manageable workload.

The legacy curriculum has hampered school measurements and the inclusion of add-backs (dropped AS-results, etc) then the school figures will come in slightly lower – though still in line with national averages.

Progression Routes

The Y13 students who departed after the Summer 2017 results went onto the following destinations:

No. of Students Entering University 69 % of Student Getting 1st  University Choice 87%
% of Student Getting into Russell Group 25% NEETs 0%

Further Information:

For more information about the Sixth Form Achievement & Progression, please contact Carrie Cain, Assistant Headteacher, via office@friaryschool.com.