22 August 2019

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Students at Tarleton Academy are soaring on the wings of success after achieving outstanding results across the board with 81% of all GCSEs standard pass (grade 4) or above. This continues Tarleton’s positive trajectory; with outcomes once again exceeding national averages and students performing at the highest levels across the full range of subjects. Within the core subjects 80% of students achieved grade 4+ in English and Maths, a 5% increase from last year. In Maths 80% of students achieved grade 4+ whilst in English 87% of students achieved a grade 4+. English further established its record of simply outstanding results with 75% of students achieving a strong pass at grade 5+ and 33% of students achieving the top end grades of 7+.


A huge number of subjects achieved strong performances particularly in Biology, Chemistry and Physics with 100% of students achieving a grade 4 and above. In Modern Foreign Languages 87% of all students entered for German and Spanish achieved a grade 4+, with 33% securing grade 7+. In the Humanities subjects both History and Geography students performed well above national averages with 30% of students achieving the top end grades in History.


The high-flying accomplishments continued to include the more practical /creative based subjects with students achieving 98% grade 4+ in Art & Design, 91% grade 4+ in Drama, 90% grade 4+ in Food Technology and 100% grade 4+ in Music. Amazing outcomes, significantly above the national averages; clear evidence of a strong and embedded creative curriculum which complements the core subjects and enables all the talents of all our students to be celebrated.


Outstanding individual successes are being celebrated at the very top end with a significant number of students achieving the highest grades (7-9) across a wide range of subjects. These include Jake Brown, Nathan Sutton, Siam Riley, Ruby Moss, Alex Eland, Lily Hope, Hollie Dickinson, Rory Jones,  Angelica Gregson and Will Gallon to name but a few. In addition to this there are many other notable successes across the ability range, with individual, relative progress remaining a genuine strength at the school.


Mrs Gwinnett, the Executive Headteacher at the academy said: “We are extremely pleased and very proud of these results. The strength of the working relationships between our students, staff and parents is a key factor for us. It is a real feature of our community that we all pull together for our students, to achieve these simply fantastic results. We are equally proud of the well-rounded young people they have become during their time at Tarleton Academy. I have no doubt that they will go on to continued success in their next chapter beyond secondary school.”


Graham Pilkington, the Chair of the Local Academy Council and current parent said “These are once again outstanding results for Tarleton Academy and we would like to offer our congratulations to the class of 2019 and all the staff.”


Tarleton Academy is the founder school in the Endeavour Learning Multi-Academy Trust. The Chair of Trustees, Helen Dicker, is also incredibly pleased and stated: “Without the hard work of our students and staff and the support of their parents none of these results would be possible. We have had another excellent year at Tarleton Academy and the governing body is delighted to see the fruits of the Academy’s relentless pursuit of excellence.”


Endeavour Learning Trust also leads Burscough Priory Academy and Wellfield High School, who are also celebrating a wide range of successes this summer as well.