Progress 8 (P8) is a measure of how our students have performed at GCSE in comparison to students nationally with the same KS2 scores. This makes it a fair measure of progress.
Through our highly personalised approach to teaching, learning and assessment, students at The Farnley Academy achieved a Progress 8 score of +0.61 in 2019, placing the academy significantly above the national average and amongst the top performing schools nationally. This exceptional progress is mirrored across all subject areas.
The academy has seen a marked improvement in the progress made by key groups, including those students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Our relentless drive to maintain high standards and expectations has supported the disadvantaged cohort with making strong progress, indeed on average, disadvantaged students achieved a third of a grade higher in each of their GCSE subjects than other non-disadvantaged students nationally from the same KS2 starting point.
For the Low Prior Attainment group, progress within the open element, was significantly above national average and in the highest 20% of schools nationally in 2019, as well as in 2018 and 2017. For the Middle Prior Attainers, progress within the EBacc subjects was significantly above national average and within the highest 20% of all schools in 2019.