A fantastic set of exam results have topped off what has been the most successful year yet for Wellfield School.
56% of our students achieved a Strong Pass (the new Grade 5 or better) in English and Maths compared to the national average of 40% and 72% gained a Standard Pass (the new Grade 4 or better and equivalent to the old Grade C) in English and Maths compared to the national average of 64%.
The English results were very impressive with 78% of the students gaining a Grade 4 or better and 61% of the students gaining Grade 5 or better.
Once again, the Maths results were outstanding with 80% of the students gaining Grade 4 or better and 67% gaining Grade 5 or better.
It’s not just in English and Maths where the students excelled though, there have been some fantastic performances across the curriculum and our Progress 8 figure once again is one of the best in the county.
At +0.24, we are above the national average progress 8 score of -0.02 and substantially above the County Durham average of -0.23. In other words, if you send your child to Wellfield School, they will be almost half a grade per subject better off than the average County Durham Secondary School.
Again, our maths department is the top performing maths department in the county at and at +0.93, is nearly half a grade higher than the second best performing maths department and well over a grade higher than the County Durham average of -0.31. It comes as no surprise that we have hosted a number of staff from schools from as far afield as Central London who came to observe teaching and talk with our maths team trying to find out our secret recipe for success!
It’s not just maths where our students have demonstrated success though, the EBACC Progress 8 score containing the traditionally academic subjects of French, German, Sciences, Geography and History have built upon a firm base and have a Progress 8 score of +0.29, ranking us third in County Durham for these subjects.
The senior leadership team and governors would like to extend their congratulations to the Year 11 leavers and also to sincerely thank our staff for the tireless work and commitment they have demonstrated throughout the years leading up to this fantastic set of results.
Our Ethos & Values
Wellfield School. A Good School
“Another brilliant Ofsted report for Wellfield”
L. Rodham, Head Teacher
Key findings in the Ofsted report (direct quotes):
- The headteacher is an experienced and skilful leader. She communicates high aspirations successfully to staff, pupils and parents.
- In 2016/17, Year 11 pupils who left the school made above-average progress overall and in most subjects.
- Exceptional leadership and high-quality teaching in mathematics lead to very strong pupil outcomes.
- Pupils and staff are motivated to ‘Go the extra mile’ which is the school’s motto.
- Relationships between pupils and their teachers are very strong.
- Pupils conduct themselves exceptionally well around the calm and orderly school site.