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, Bruntcliffe Academy took part in the national Progress 8 trial in 2015, and comparing the 2015 results to 2015, we can see the huge shift in progress that has taken place as a result of the strengthening of leadership, teaching and accountability in the school.
The 2017 Progress 8 score was +0.07. In 2016, BA achieved a P8 score of +0.07, which, again, was in line with the national average. In 2015, the P8 score was -0.59. What we have seen in the space of 24 months is a shift in progress in our students equivalent to over half a grade on each GCSE; in other words, our students are doing as well as students nationally, but in 2017 and 2016 over half a grade better in each GCSE than their peers in 2015. This is a remarkable testament to the hard work of our students and staff in embracing a culture of success. It also shows how the success is not a fluke but the result of deep consolidation of expectations and teaching and learning.