Healing Tops Attainment Table
Mrs Dewland on results day in August with the GCSE students whose performances have placed the school at the top of North East Lincolnshire’s performance league tables for attainment.
Government league tables confirm today Healing School as the top performing secondary for attainment in North East Lincolnshire.
The Department for Education figures reveal 57.4% of pupils achieved a strong GCSE grade 5 pass in English and maths last summer, compared to a local authority average of 33.4% and an England average of 43%.
Healing School’s overall Attainment 8 score – based on how well pupils performed in up to eight qualifications – was 53.2, compared to a local authority average of 41.3 and a national average of 46.5.
Its Progress 8 figure, the improvement between Key Stages 2 and 4 over the same eight subjects, increased to 0.43, the fourth successive year it has been above the national average and in the top 20% of schools nationally.
Principal Mrs Dewland is delighted by the school’s performance.
“Healing School is about so much more than league tables but they are an indicator of how well a school is performing,” Mrs Dewland said.
“Our place at the top for attainment is reward for the considerable efforts of pupils and staff.
“We are also delighted with our progress score, which has remained consistently above the national average for a number of years.
“The combination of high attainment and progress is something I’m incredibly proud of.”
The school also had the highest average point score in North East Lincolnshire for those entering the English Baccalaureate (4.77, the national average being 4.06).
Attendance (95.9%) was the highest of any secondary in the local authority (national average 94.5%) while persistent absence (7.2%) was the lowest (national average of 13.9%).
Mrs Dewland said: “I am very fortunate to have an incredible team of people who go above and beyond what is expected to ensure our pupils receive the best possible education.
“I’d also like to thank parents, grandparents and others who are involved in encouraging and supporting their children to learn.”
Mrs Dewland said the school was proud to maintain its reputation, built over many years, for high academic achievement but that its strength was not based on results alone.
“Our broad and balanced curriculum ensures we maintain our academic strength but also supports pupils in their pursuit of excellence and enjoyment in the arts, music and sport.
“Exams are important but this school develops well-rounded individuals prepared for all forms of challenge in today’s world.
“The welfare of our students is a top priority and this is another area in which the school excels.”