Tarleton Academy Bucks the National Trend with Fabulous Results across the Board

Students at Tarleton Academy have once again surpassed all expectations with outstanding results across the board. This is despite the national picture showing a significant fall – where national results are down to the lowest level since 2008. Despite this, Tarleton Academy is showing a significant upward trend in the new progress measures. This reflects ongoing continuous improvement at the school with outstanding outcomes for students across the ability range. The Academy has forged ahead yet again, outstripping national averages and performing at the highest levels with the new progress measures.

This year, 79% of grades achieved by the students studying at Tarleton were A*-C compared to 67% nationally. 70% of these students also achieved 5 or more GCSE A*-C grades including English and Maths. The school places individual progress of students from their personal starting points as a high priority and once again this has proved to be an area of particular strength at Tarleton.

The core subjects of English and Maths at the Academy continue to perform at the highest levels.

English has maintained its excellence with 80% achieving A*-C in English (60.2% national) with 33% of these grades at A*/A. The expected measure of three levels progress (from Year 6) in English was 82% (compared to 70% nationally last year) with an incredible 42% surpassing expected progress (compared to 30% nationally last year).

Maths has also maintained outstanding outcomes in a year which has seen grade boundaries rise and the national pass rate decline yet again. 77% of current students have achieved A* to C compared to 61% nationally with 76% achieving three levels of progress compared to 66% nationally last year.

The Academy has also maintained its reputation as a centre of excellence for Science. Students studying GCSEs in all three sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) achieved 100% A*-C in all these subjects, with a tremendous 40% of these at A*/A. The number of students studying a minimum of two academic GCSEs in Science has also increased even further to 95%.

A huge number of other subjects are also celebrating fabulous results, which is an indication of how wide the talents of Tarleton students and their teachers range.  Modern Languages (French, Spanish and Portuguese) are revelling in 100% A*-C with 55% at A*/A. Other subjects significantly above national average include: History (74%), Geography (72%), RE (95%), Drama (95%), ICT GCSE (78%), Computer Studies (73%) and PE (83%).

Outstanding individual successes are being celebrated at the very top end with a stunning 11 A* for Katie Ollerton closely followed with all A*/A by Amy Goymer (10A*/1A), Robyn Hipwell (9A*/2A) and James Stoker (7A*/4A). Other strong performances across the board include Katie White (5A*, 5A, 1B),  Anna Gautrey (5A*, 4A, 1B), Glenn Sherwin (3A*, 6A, 2B), Hannah Hill (3A*, 6A, 1B), Jake Currie (1A*, 8A, 1B) and Helen Lumsden (1A*, 7A, 3B).  

Mrs Gwinnett, the Headteacher at the school has said: “We are tremendously proud of these results and we feel they are a wonderful reflection of the hard work and dedication of our students and staff. This was such an eclectic year group and we are so proud of the amazing achievements that can be found in students with a whole range of abilities. This has been the first year group I have been with for all five years and we will miss them greatly. They are such a fantastic year group who absolutely deserve this success. I have no doubt they will go on to achieve wonderful things.”

The Chair of Governors, Helen Dicker, is also incredibly proud and has said: “Without the hard work of our students and staff and the support of their parents none of our success would be possible. We have had another tremendous year at Tarleton Academy and the governing body is delighted to see this hard work impact so positively on our students.”

2016 Results (KS4)

Pupils Educated at Tarleton Academy

All Pupils

Percentage of pupils achieving a good pass in English and Mathematics



Percentage of Pupils making expected progress in English



Percentage of Pupils making expected progress in Maths



Percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate



Progress 8 score



Attainment 8 score