Grammar schools top county league tables

SALISBURY’S South Wilts Grammar School has topped the government’s league tables for GCSE results in Wiltshire.

The boys’ grammar school, Bishop Wordsworth’s is ranked second on the county’s list, which places schools depending on the number of pupils getting five or more GCSEs at grade C or above including maths and English.

South Wilts is ranked third for the number of pupils getting three or more A-levels, while Bishop Wordsworth’s is fifth.

Both schools feature in the top 200 secondary schools in the country for both GCSE results, with South Wilts also featuring the top 200 for A-level results.

At the bottom of the county table for GCSE results is Salisbury’s Sarum Academy, with Stonehenge School in Amesbury second from bottom.

Results based on GCSEs at grades A* to C (of 37 schools ranked in Wiltshire):

South Wilts Grammar School (1)

Bishop Wordsworth’s Grammar School (2)

Godolphin School (5)

Leehurst Swan (9)

St Edmund’s (10)

Wyvern College (24)

Trafalgar School at Downton (25)

St Joseph’s Schools (26)

Wellington Academy (32)

Avon Valley College (34)

The Stonehenge School (36)

Sarum Academy (37)

Results based on A/AS level points (of 29 schools and colleges ranked in Wiltshire)

South Wilts Grammar School (1)

Bishop Wordsworth's School (5)

The Godolphin School (6)

Sarum Academy (19)

Avon Valley College (26)

Wellington Academy (27)

Wiltshire College (29)
 

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8:37pm Fri 25 Jan 13

karlmarx says...

That's nice, we should all be proud in Salisbury. There again we should all hold our heads in shame when we read the following...

"The Trussell Trust now has more than 250 food banks nationwide and today we talk to people who have had to turn to them as a last resort.

In Salisbury, Wiltshire, a mum-of-three couldn’t cope after a delay in benefits payments. It left her with just £100 a week to pay rent and household bills and buy food for herself, her partner and children.

She had to send her nine-year-old son to school with just a jam sandwich to last the day.
“I felt heartbroken to send him to school like that,” she said. “You feel you shouldn’t be a mother if you can’t provide food for your children.

“You feel like you have failed. Then you don’t want to tell anyone because you feel so down.”

She was referred to the Trussell Trust by Brandon’s head teacher at ­Woodlands Primary School, Matthew Kitley.

He is a voucher holder for the Trust and often helps out families who run into short-term difficulties.

He said: “We are ranked number one for deprivation out of 199 schools in Wiltshire.

Lack of food severely affects the ability of children to learn. It prevents them achieving their full potential.”

She was given food for three days, which ensured her son had a nourishing meal to take to school.

She said: “I want to be there for him when he goes to school and when he comes home. It is hard to find jobs that are flexible around school hours.

"So many people want them"

Points to note:
“We are ranked number one for deprivation out of 199 schools in Wiltshire." Woodlands school Salisbury.

The lady wants to work.

Something must be done!
That's nice, we should all be proud in Salisbury. There again we should all hold our heads in shame when we read the following... "The Trussell Trust now has more than 250 food banks nationwide and today we talk to people who have had to turn to them as a last resort. In Salisbury, Wiltshire, a mum-of-three couldn’t cope after a delay in benefits payments. It left her with just £100 a week to pay rent and household bills and buy food for herself, her partner and children. She had to send her nine-year-old son to school with just a jam sandwich to last the day. “I felt heartbroken to send him to school like that,” she said. “You feel you shouldn’t be a mother if you can’t provide food for your children. “You feel like you have failed. Then you don’t want to tell anyone because you feel so down.” She was referred to the Trussell Trust by Brandon’s head teacher at ­Woodlands Primary School, Matthew Kitley. He is a voucher holder for the Trust and often helps out families who run into short-term difficulties. He said: “We are ranked number one for deprivation out of 199 schools in Wiltshire. Lack of food severely affects the ability of children to learn. It prevents them achieving their full potential.” She was given food for three days, which ensured her son had a nourishing meal to take to school. She said: “I want to be there for him when he goes to school and when he comes home. It is hard to find jobs that are flexible around school hours. "So many people want them" Points to note: “We are ranked number one for deprivation out of 199 schools in Wiltshire." Woodlands school Salisbury. The lady wants to work. Something must be done! karlmarx
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4:57am Sat 26 Jan 13

karlmarx says...

On researching Wiltshire councils records Mr Kitley is 100% correct in his statement. Furthermore...

The Indices of Deprivation 2010 (ID 2010) were released on 24 March 2011 and update the indices previously presented in 2000, 2004 and 2007.
Overall Wiltshire is relatively more deprived (compared to the rest of England) than it was in 2007

The Indices of Deprivation 2010 (ID 2010) use a group of statistical indicators to rank the 32,482 Lower Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in England in terms of aspects of their deprivation.

Salisbury St Martin – central has replaced Trowbridge John of Gaunt – Studley Green as the most deprived LSOA in Wiltshire.
In 2010 there are 5 Wiltshire LSOAs in the most deprived 20% nationally (compared to only 3 in 2007):
Salisbury – St Martin (Central)
Trowbridge – Adcroft (Seymour)
Trowbridge – John of Gaunt (Studley Green)
Salisbury – Bemerton (west)
Salisbury – Bemerton (south)

Feel free to be shocked at what you read here...

www.intelligencenetw
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..

It's hard to believe this is the United Kingdom in the 21st century
On researching Wiltshire councils records Mr Kitley is 100% correct in his statement. Furthermore... The Indices of Deprivation 2010 (ID 2010) were released on 24 March 2011 and update the indices previously presented in 2000, 2004 and 2007. Overall Wiltshire is relatively more deprived (compared to the rest of England) than it was in 2007 The Indices of Deprivation 2010 (ID 2010) use a group of statistical indicators to rank the 32,482 Lower Super Output Areas (LSOAs) in England in terms of aspects of their deprivation. Salisbury St Martin – central has replaced Trowbridge John of Gaunt – Studley Green as the most deprived LSOA in Wiltshire. In 2010 there are 5 Wiltshire LSOAs in the most deprived 20% nationally (compared to only 3 in 2007): Salisbury – St Martin (Central) Trowbridge – Adcroft (Seymour) Trowbridge – John of Gaunt (Studley Green) Salisbury – Bemerton (west) Salisbury – Bemerton (south) Feel free to be shocked at what you read here... www.intelligencenetw ork.org.uk/EasysiteW eb/getresource.axd?. .. It's hard to believe this is the United Kingdom in the 21st century karlmarx
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2:53pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Champers says...

Interesting. Are you sure this man is a head teacher? I only ask because any experienced person in the education sector would know that anyone on benefits is entitled to free school meals anyway.
Interesting. Are you sure this man is a head teacher? I only ask because any experienced person in the education sector would know that anyone on benefits is entitled to free school meals anyway. Champers
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4:18pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Grampie says...

If schools are selective, lo and behold they come up with what appears to be the best results. Schools that have pupils with mixed abilities will not have the same results especially if the selective schools take those who can pass the 11+ from their area.

League tables are not the best way to measure the performance of schools.

Having said that, if private schools are so good, why aren't they at the top of the tables?
If schools are selective, lo and behold they come up with what appears to be the best results. Schools that have pupils with mixed abilities will not have the same results especially if the selective schools take those who can pass the 11+ from their area. League tables are not the best way to measure the performance of schools. Having said that, if private schools are so good, why aren't they at the top of the tables? Grampie
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9:30pm Sat 26 Jan 13

karlmarx says...

Woodlands Primary School Salisbury

Head teacher mr Matthew Kitley
Woodlands Primary School Salisbury Head teacher mr Matthew Kitley karlmarx
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10:06pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Champers says...

If he visits DofE site: Free school meals eligibility criteria,he will find that that no one on benefits needs to send their child to school with jam sandwiches. His school can complete the application form easily with no unnecessary embarrassment to the applicant, they are fully entitled.
If he visits DofE site: Free school meals eligibility criteria,he will find that that no one on benefits needs to send their child to school with jam sandwiches. His school can complete the application form easily with no unnecessary embarrassment to the applicant, they are fully entitled. Champers
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6:28am Sun 27 Jan 13

karlmarx says...

Champers wrote:
If he visits DofE site: Free school meals eligibility criteria,he will find that that no one on benefits needs to send their child to school with jam sandwiches. His school can complete the application form easily with no unnecessary embarrassment to the applicant, they are fully entitled.
I'll add that to the "points to note part" for you.

Points to note:

"we are ranked number one for deprivation out of 199 schools in Wiltshire...Woodland
s school Salisbury"

The lady wants to work

"If he visits DofE site: Free school meals eligibility criteria,he will find that that no one on benefits needs to send their child to school with jam sandwiches. His school can complete the application form easily with no unnecessary embarrassment to the applicant, they are fully entitled."

That makes it nice and acceptable now.
Britain in the 21st century, truly shocking.
[quote][p][bold]Champers[/bold] wrote: If he visits DofE site: Free school meals eligibility criteria,he will find that that no one on benefits needs to send their child to school with jam sandwiches. His school can complete the application form easily with no unnecessary embarrassment to the applicant, they are fully entitled.[/p][/quote]I'll add that to the "points to note part" for you. Points to note: "we are ranked number one for deprivation out of 199 schools in Wiltshire...Woodland s school Salisbury" The lady wants to work "If he visits DofE site: Free school meals eligibility criteria,he will find that that no one on benefits needs to send their child to school with jam sandwiches. His school can complete the application form easily with no unnecessary embarrassment to the applicant, they are fully entitled." That makes it nice and acceptable now. Britain in the 21st century, truly shocking. karlmarx
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9:12am Wed 30 Jan 13

reasonedhuman says...

It is easy for Schools like St Edmunds to 'massage' their figures.

While I was of school age some 15 years ago I had a friend who attended St Edmunds. She was an above average student, all apart from one or two subjects where she was predicted a C/D grade. She was asked either not to take the exams or to pay personally to be entered into the exams - the reason being that if she didn't sit the exmas or paid personally to sit the exams, she didn't appear in the league tables...

That is how you come top of the country - only allow the dead cert students to appear in your statistics!
It is easy for Schools like St Edmunds to 'massage' their figures. While I was of school age some 15 years ago I had a friend who attended St Edmunds. She was an above average student, all apart from one or two subjects where she was predicted a C/D grade. She was asked either not to take the exams or to pay personally to be entered into the exams - the reason being that if she didn't sit the exmas or paid personally to sit the exams, she didn't appear in the league tables... That is how you come top of the country - only allow the dead cert students to appear in your statistics! reasonedhuman
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10:31pm Fri 1 Feb 13

Head@stEds says...

reasonedhuman suggests that schools massage their exam results by selective entry. This simply isn't possible; the way that league tables are produced and schools report results now allows no hiding place for those who wish to present a picture rosier than the truth. If reasonedhuman would care to visit St Edmund's I could demonstrate exactly why this is the case. Much has changed in education in 15 years.
reasonedhuman suggests that schools massage their exam results by selective entry. This simply isn't possible; the way that league tables are produced and schools report results now allows no hiding place for those who wish to present a picture rosier than the truth. If reasonedhuman would care to visit St Edmund's I could demonstrate exactly why this is the case. Much has changed in education in 15 years. Head@stEds
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