Alleyne's Academy celebrates success.

Alleyne’s is in the top four of local maintained secondary schools for students’ progress at age 16.

Sixteen year old students at Alleyne’s Academy in Stone made outstanding progress (2018 Department for Education School Performance Tables).

Students obtained a Progress score of +0.4 which means they attained almost half a grade better than similar students nationally in eight of the subjects passed in 2018.  This is the 4th year in succession that progress for Year 11 students has been positive.

This progress score places Alleyne’s in the top four maintained secondary schools out of 90 in all of Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Cheshire East and in the top 20% of all state schools (including selective schools) nationally (Percentile Rank 18 – FFT Aspire)

Sixth form students obtained an average grade B in their A levels (2018 National C+) and an average grade Distinction in their Applied General (BTEC) subjects (2018 National Merit+). 

Post 16 performance tables released in January indicate that year 13 students attained the second highest points score in A levels in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent and the third highest progress score in A levels and above average progress in Applied General subjects.

Destinations of students included Physics at Oxford University, Medicine at Sheffield, places at Russell Group universities and apprenticeships with Rolls Royce. In fact 32% of our students at Alleyne’s secured a place at a Russell Group university compared to the Staffordshire average of 10%.

Headteacher Karen Lockett is delighted with these results.  It confirms Ofsted judgements that this is a good school.  Students are taught by specialist staff in a school where the behaviour is exceptional and lessons support personal development and independent thinking.  Staff and students work in specialist rooms and the school is currently being extended to accommodate the rising numbers of students choosing to study here.

Alleyne’s Academy – Summary of Performance – 2017-2018

Y11 of 2017-18 (180 students)

Measure

Alleyne’s Academy

Staffordshire LA

England

Progress 8 (P8)1

0.4  Above average

-0.12

-0.02

Attainment 8 (A8)2

49.31

44.6

44.5

% attaining grade 4+ in English and maths3

71

60.7

64.2

% attaining grade 5+ in English and maths3

48.3

38

40.2

% entered for the EBacc4

37

33.9

38.4

EBacc average points score5

4.3

3.79

3.85

% staying in education or employment after KS46

97

96

94

Notes

1 This shows how much progress students made to the end of KS4 compared to other students with similar results at KS2 in 8 subjects including English, Maths, 3 EBacc subjects and 3 other approved qualifications.

2 This score is based on the grades obtained by students in 8 subjects including English, Maths, 3 EBacc subjects and 3 other approved qualifications.

3 Most GCSE subjects are graded 1 (low) to 9 (high).  This figure is the % of the year group obtaining a standard pass (Grade 4 equivalent to legacy grade C) or a strong pass (Grade 5 or better) in both English and in Maths.

4 A student is considered to have entered for the English baccalaureate if they have entered English, maths, at least two sciences, a language and either history or geography.  Our policy allows students a free choice over whether to study the EBacc route.

5 This is the average point score for all students across the 6 EBacc subjects irrespective of whether they studied them.  A student who did not study say history or geography gets a score of 0 points included in the average.

6 This is the % of the 2016-17 year group who continued in education, apprenticeship or employment for at least 2 terms after key stage 4.

 

Y13 of 2017-2018

Measure

A level (England)

Applied General (England)

Number of students1

78

13

Average points score2

36.05 (33.3)

34.11 (28.45)

Average points score as a grade

B- (C+)

Distinction (Merit+)

Value added score3

0.16 Above average

0.43 Above average

Notes

1 Number of students with an entry at that level.

2 A levels are graded A*-E with an A* worth 60 points, A worth 50, B worth 40 and so on.  Applied General qualifications replaced BTEC level 3 qualifications and now include an examination.  They are graded Distinction* worth 50 points, Distinction worth 35 points, Merit worth 25 points and Pass worth 15 points.

3 This figure tells you how much progress students at Alleyne’s made in their post 16 studies compared to similar students across England.  A score above zero means students made more progress, on average, than similar students across England who got similar results at the end of KS4 in 2016.  For both A levels and Applied General qualifications Alleyne’s results are in the top 20% of all schools and colleges in England.  For A level Alleyne’s has the 3rd highest value added score out of all schools and colleges (including 7 independent schools) in Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent and Newcastle under Lyme.

Link to Find and compare schools in England (Gov.UK)  https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/140123/alleyne's-academy

Further information can be obtained from:

B.Jones@alleynes.staffs.sch.uk