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. In its first year of the Progress 8 measure, The Ruth Gorse Academy has ranked above average, achieving a Progress 8 score of +0.46.
When comparing the progress of different prior attainment groups, students at The Ruth Gorse Academy have made considerably more progress than students nationally. For the lower prior attainment group, progress within the English element was significantly above the national average and in the highest 20% of schools nationally.
It is also worth noting the school pupil deprivation indicator was in quintile 5 which indicates that our students at the Ruth Gorse Academy come from some of the most deprived areas in the country. Regardless of background, all students make exceptional progress at The Ruth Gorse Academy, and those from a disadvantaged backgrounds make more progress than the non-disadvantaged students nationally.
Through the delivery of a broad and a balanced curriculum, which is highly challenging, engaging and personalised to the needs of all students, The Ruth Gorse Academy achieved a strong progress profile in each of the elements as the table below shows.