Progress 8 is a measure of how much better our students have done at GCSE in comparison to students nationally with the same KS2 scores. This makes it a fair measure of progress. In 2015, The Morley Academy took part in a national trial and we achieved the highest ranking P8 score in Leeds, as well as becoming one of the top schools in the country for progress. Indeed, we were described as performing “well above average”.
In 2016, TMA achieved a P8 score of +0.41, making it one of the top performing schools in Leeds once again. On average our students were achieving almost half a grade better than students in schools nationally in their GCSE exams.
The following table shows how well we have worked with some specific cohorts of students and indicates just how committed we are to “closing the gap” for our disadvantaged students. In our development planning we recognise that, though our Higher Ability Learners do well compared to their peers nationally, this is an area of priority for us as an academy.