When inspectors visited Sandhill View Academy they noted many excellent aspects but they felt that results weren’t yet good enough. The school had improved every year for the previous 3 years but pupils and teachers knew that they could do even better and with this latest set of results that is just what they have done with significant rises in all key results areas.
The percentage of students achieving a strong pass in English and Maths has risen from 28% to 36% and for a standard pass from 52% to 57%. Science showed a particularly significant improvement with students gaining 2 of the standard passes rising from 48% to 64%.
Acting Headteacher, Dr Phil Ingram, paid tribute to the phenomenal work of students and staff at the school: ‘In a period of rising challenge in exams the school has swum against a strong current and continues significant improvement, well done everyone!’
The school works closely with its partner school Southmoor Academy which has also seen significant rises. New Trust Chief Executive Office, Mr Steve Garrett said, ‘It’s no accident that both schools have improved. We are working closely together and we believe we have the right formula for future success.’
The overall rise is comprised of a number of dramatic individual success stories.