Celebrating success in provisional GCSE results

OAT academies amongst some of the top performing schools nationally according to results in the new GCSE tables, published by the Government today.


The Department for Education (DfE) has released the provisional results for 'Progress 8' - the measure which highlights the progress students make while at secondary school across eight subjects, including key academic subjects.

OAT academies across the country were ranked amongst some of the very best in their local areas, and nationally, with many achieving a Progress 8 score recognised as above average or well above average, compared to other schools across England, demonstrating the added value that OAT academies bring to students' education.

Stand-out OAT academies included:

  • Ormiston Chadwick Academy in Widnes, achieved a Progress 8 score of 0.79. This means it is rated as “well above average” and equates to each student achieving on average three-quarters of a GCSE grade better per subject than similar students nationally. The academy is now the top-performing non-selective secondary school in Halton and the second best in the North West region.
  • Tenbury High Ormiston Academy, in Worcestershire, scored 0.49, with each student achieving on average half a GCSE grade better per subject than similar students nationally. The score also places the academy in the top 500 secondary schools in England (joint 426th).
  • Cowes Enterprise College on the Isle of Wight gained a Progress 8 score of 0.17, ranking the academy as the best secondary school on the island. The strong score means that each student achieved, on average, a fifth of a GCSE grade better per subject than similar students nationally.

Nick Hudson, Chief Executive Officer of Ormiston Academies Trust, said:

"I would like to congratulate those academies that have achieved some fantastic results that they have achieved. All of our academies, like Ormiston Academies Trust as a whole, are committed to ensuring that the students we serve, no matter what their background, not only achieve but exceed their potential.

"Today’s figures, including some stand-out successes, demonstrate the positive difference our Trust is making in raising aspirations and broadening horizons across our network."


Picture caption: Tenbury High Ormiston Academy GCSE students collecting results this year