The Department for Education has released GSCE performance tables which show that the Academy is now in the top 18% of schools nationally for progress and the most improved school for progress in Kirklees.
The results show that the Academy is now performing significantly above national average. Previously, schools were judged on the percentage of pupils achieving five or more A* to C grades including English and Mathematics. Now schools are being measured on Progress 8 which measures performance across eight designated subjects.
This means that Thornhill Community Academy is in the top six schools in Kirklees for student progress. We are one of only 124 schools nationally to significantly improve student progress putting the Academy in the top 2% of most improved schools nationally.
Head Teacher, Ms Matthews, said, “This is a huge achievement and the result of a lot of hard work, effort and determination from staff, students and parents.”
“I am really proud of all of our staff and Year 11 Leavers who have achieved this magnificent result,” she added. ‘’The Academy has worked tremendously hard over the last two years to make rapid improvements in order to improve the quality of provision and the academic outcomes of our students and we look forward to further celebrating our continued success in the future.’’
Head Teacher, Ms Matthews, with senior staff and students delighted that the Academy is in the top 18% of schools nationally.