11 February 2020

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Tarleton Academy has developed an enviable reputation county wide, due it’s sustained excellent academic achievements and its purposeful, calm and nurturing environment it provides. 

Recently, it was officially announced that Tarleton Academy is within the top 17% of schools nationally and one of the very top performing schools in Lancashire with the confirmation of the summer’s superb examination results. The Progress 8 measure of students completing their studies at Tarleton Academy last academic year, stands at +0.37 and is classed as ‘Above Average’. This is significantly above both the national average of -0.03 and the Lancashire schools average of -0.11. 

This success is even more notable when we consider that the academy is a non-selective, mixed gender community school with students from all abilities and backgrounds - very different to the many selective schools that achieved similar overall results in 2019. These facts make the students’ achievements and progress even more impressive and demonstrate the hard work and dedication of the students, staff and their families - undoubtedly a winning team!

The link below can be used to compare and analyse Tarleton Academy’s outcomes from the 2019 GCSE examination series. As well as comparing school performances the site also offers guidance on understanding the key performance measures that schools and colleges are judged:


The table below shows the key performance measures for Tarleton Academy from the 2019 examinations alongside the national averages:

GCSE Results 2019

Tarleton Academy

National Average

Progress 8 Score



Attainment 8 Score 



Percentage of students achieving grade 5 or above in English and Maths


43 %

Percentage of students achieving grade 4 or above in English and Maths


65.9% * 2018 Average

Percentage of students entered for the English Baccalaureate (EBacc)



English Baccalaureate (EBacc) average points score.



Student Destinations: The percentage of students staying in education or employment after key stage 4. 



With a truly comprehensive intake, from the high flying, very most able students, to those who we carefully and individually support to access learning, we are above the national averages in all but one measure. This one measure is the English Baccalaureate (EBacc - which is explained here) entry figure and this is simply because, despite having a hugely successful and vibrant modern languages department that in itself is higher than national averages for uptake and outcomes, we don't currently require all students to take a language as an option. Nonetheless, we do actively encourage the full Ebacc suite of subjects, particularly with our rich offer throughout the first three years of our curriculum. (Tarleton Academy's Curriculum offer can be viewed here)