Archbishop Blanch students have performed extremely well in the new and more challenging GCSE qualifications. 84% of grades achieved were at least grade 4 (equivalent to grade C in the previous GCSE measures).
A significant proportion of students secured outstanding success in achieving the highest grades 9-7. In all 37% of all grades were achieved at this level and there were 24 grade 9s secured in English. This contributed to a Progress 8 score of 0.74, placing Archbishop Blanch in the top 10% of schools nationally – this is a new record for the school and represents a wonderful achievement.
94% of students in English and 81% of students in Mathematics achieved a grade 4 or above, and 61% of students achieved a grade 5 or higher in English and Maths.
As well as the results in the core subjects, students achieved extremely well in Religious Education, with 64% of students achieving a grade 9-7. History also performed particularly well with 40% of students also achieving one of the top three grades. Physical Education matched History’s performance and our Performing Arts grades were outstanding with 64% of students achieving one of the highest two grades.
Archbishop Blanch School’s curriculum remains inclusive and broad so that all students are given the opportunity to succeed. The performance of all abilities was very impressive and our top ability students excelled.
Headteacher, Mrs Madeloso, commented: I am so proud of the hard work, dedication and positive attitude of our students this year, which has led to their outstanding results. They were very well supported by our dedicated teachers and their parents who helped them to be so successful at the end of year 11. I would like to congratulate all of our students and look forward to watching them flourish in our sixth form.
"Our two daughters have had the best start in life thanks to the caring, enthusiastic and hardworking staff of Archbishop Blanch School. Choosing the right secondary school for one's children is such a difficult task, but we could feel the special ethos of ABS on our first visit. You inspire your pupils to achieve the academic heights of which they are capable in a happy, safe and vibrant environment."
Archbishop Blanch Parent.
We have a tradition of high academic standards encouraging students of all abilities to achieve and be successful. Our curriculum gives students many opportunities to progress and develop into whatever field they choose offering a vast range of subjects at each stage across the school and giving an excellent choice of extra curricular enrichment.
Our talented teachers deliver lessons which are fun and exciting supported by state of the art technology and resources.
The Christian Ethos of Archbishop Blanch School is a unique feature of our school. We offer a safe and caring environment in which every student can reach their full potential.
The faith life of our school is a strong feature of Archbishop Blanch. Our new school building compliments our Christian ethos and enables us to come together in groups small and large. We also have a dedicated prayer room for special services and spiritual moments.
Archbishop Blanch has a successful sixth form which offers an excellent choice of subjects to both boys and girls:
Our experienced sixth form team offer both academic rigour, complemented by our supportive pastoral care which together produces outstanding results.
Our new and exciting sixth form offers its own unique, facilities including: Study Centre, Dedicated Careers Advisor, Study Support Team and Social Area