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Yate Academy in Yate, South Gloucestershire is now ranked 41 out of 6,489 schools in England, and is the second highest performing school in the South West region.  As part of the data released, schools across the country are measured by a Progress 8 score.[1]  Yate Academy has achieved a Progress 8 score of +1.01, resulting in the school’s students achieving over a grade higher in each subject, compared to similar pupils nationally.

In eighteen months, since Henley Bank High School in Brockworth, Gloucester joined the Greenshaw Learning Trust their Progress 8 score has improved from -0.85 in 2017 to +0.67 in 2019, with nearly 70% of students achieving a Grade 4 or higher in English and Maths. Henley Bank High School is now in the top seven schools in Gloucestershire and is the second highest performing non selective secondary school in the county.

Five Acres High School in Coleford, the Forest of Dean joined the Greenshaw Learning Trust on 1 September 2017.  In that time the school’s Progress 8 score has risen from -0.3 in 2017 to +0.66 in 2019 and it is now the highest performing school in the Forest of Dean.  Five Acres High School also achieved a Progress 8 Score of +0.52 for students from disadvantaged backgrounds; highlighting the school’s inclusivity and desire for all children to succeed regardless of background. Five Acres is now the eight highest performing school in Gloucestershire, out of 38 schools, including grammar and selective schools.

William Smith, CEO of the Greenshaw Learning Trust, commented: “Our schools in the South West have been on an incredible improvement journey and it is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our school staff and students for them to have achieved these results.  We have high aspirations for all our students, regardless of their background or circumstances and are fully committed to providing a supportive and inclusive learning environment to enable every young person at our schools to fulfil their potential.”

Holmleigh Park High School in Tuffley, Gloucester and Blaise High School in Bristol joined the Greenshaw Learning Trust after the Key Stage 4 examinations had been completed and it is expected that both schools will follow similar improvement journeys.

The closing date for applications to secondary school places for September 2020 closes on 31 October 2019.  If prospective parents and students wish to visit one of the Trust’s schools to find our more, please contact the relevant school.

The Progress 8 score shows how well pupils of all abilities have progressed, compared to pupils with similar academic starting points in other schools.  A school’s Progress 8 score is usually between -1 and +1 and a score of +1 means that pupils in that school are achieving one grade higher in each qualification than other similar pupils nationally.