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Marshland High School

Pupil progress puts our school in top 20 per cent

Our school's progress by students is in the top 20 per cent of all state schools nationally.

We had a Progress 8 score of 0.43 for our latest GCSE results which means our students make more academic progress from Year 7 to Year 11 than the vast majority of other state school cohorts.

And the school has been visited by a team from Essex County Council as part of its project to visit the highest performers and gather best practices which can be used to guide and support schools in their county.

“The team spent the whole day exploring our school and spent time in many lessons, spoke and met students at break and lunchtime and met with many of our staff,” said headteacher Craig Jensen.

“At the end of the day they expressed how very impressed they were with the ethos and culture of our school. They were particularly impressed with the exemplary conduct of our students, referring to the purposeful, calm and harmonious atmosphere they witnessed in lessons,” he added.

The Progress 8 score is a measure to determine the success of secondary schools based on academic achievement relative to the ability of each student. It highlights the eight best-performing subjects for a student, including English and maths.
Our score means students make more academic progress from Year 7 to 11 than the majority of other state school students in England. It is much better than the local authority average of 0.01 and better than the national average of 0.03

The results, published by the Department for Education, showed our school is among the 16 per cent of schools deemed above average. A further 16 per cent were ‘well above average’ while 35 per cent were average, 18 per cent below average and 15 per cent well below average.

We also have a higher number of pupils achieving grade 4 or above in English and maths exams than the national average, at 66 per cent. The national figure is 65 per cent and Norfolk is 64 per cent. Marshland also has a higher percentage of pupils achieving at least one qualification at 99 per cent, than both county or national figures of 97 per cent.