School Performance Tables

October 2016

Dear Parent/Carer

As you are all aware, early entry is one element of Chesterfield High school’s approach to ensuring all students succeed in public examinations, enabling them to pursue their chosen path in education or training.  Early entry can play a significant role in improving the attainment of students and is firmly focused on enhancing achievement for all.

Students are given additional opportunities to achieve or improve grades in Years 8, 9 and 10 before their final examinations in Year 11.  The motivational benefits of students experiencing success, throughout their GCSE courses are significant.  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 the attached message on our website.

Thank you again for your support, dedication and hard work.

Yours sincerely

Mr S Penney



The Department for Education has published the School Performance Tables showing some of the provisional results from the summer 2016 GCSE examinations (Thursday 13th October 2016).  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.


The Department for Education has published a new set of provisional accountability measures for schools from 2016.

Chesterfield High SchoolProgress 8 scoreDescriptionConfidence IntervalAttainment 8Grade C or better in English and Maths GCSEAchieving the English BaccalaureateEntering the English BaccalaureateStaying in Education or entering employment
First Entry-0.04Close to national average-0.19 to 0.1051.653%31%59%97%
Final Result0.2Above national average0.05 to 0.3554.076%35%59%97%
England State Funded Schools-0.03N/AN/A49.862.6%24.5%39.6%94%

Chesterfield High School is the 3rd highest performing school in Sefton and in the top 19% of all state funded schools in England.