School Performance Tables

October 2018

Dear Parent/Carer

As you are all aware, students are given additional opportunities to achieve or improve grades in Year 10 before their final examinations in Year 11.  The motivational benefits of students experiencing success, throughout their GCSE courses are significant and early entry is one element of Chesterfield High School’s approach to ensuring all students succeed in their GCSE examinations, enabling them to pursue their chosen path in education or training.  Early entry plays a significant role in improving the attainment of students and is firmly focused on enhancing achievement for all.

One consequence of the school drive for academic excellence is that the final results that pupils achieve at the end of Year 11, are not the results that are reported by the Department for Education in the School Performance Tables and therefore, do not reflect the excellent results of the pupils and the school to the wider community.

To try to ensure that the true message of the success of our students, staff and parents reaches a wider audience I have posted this message on our website.

Yours sincerely

Mr S Penney


The Department for Education has published the School Performance Tables showing some of the provisional results from the summer 2018 GCSE examinations (Tuesday 16thOctober 2018).  The results in the School Performance Tables only record the first time a student sits an examination and not the results that they leave with at the end of Year 11.  To help parents and any other interested parties see the true performance of our students and school, I have shown below the first entry result for our school which is published in the Department of Education Tables and below the actual results which students achieved at the end of Year 11.

Chesterfield High SchoolProgress 8 scoreGrade 5 or above in English and Maths GCSEsAttainment 8
First EntryBelow Average


Final ResultAverage


England State Funded Schools-0.0243%46


Chesterfield High School is the highest performing high school in Crosby and in the top 5 schools in Sefton.