Top of the class: Burnham Grammar ranked among top 100 schools for GCSES

Top of the class: Burnham Grammar ranked among top 100 schools for GCSES

Emma Billingham

Top of the class: Burnham Grammar ranked among top 100 schools for GCSES

Hard working students and teachers have pushed Burnham Grammar school into becoming one of the top 100 schools in the country for GCSE results.

Dr Gillespie and students
The school in Hogfair Lane is ranked number 80 in a school league table released by the Department for Education on Thursday, January 29.

The results rank schools with more than 30 Key Stage four pupils on the number of children who achieved at least five A* to C grades in GCSE subjects, including English and maths.

Burnham Grammar had 99 per cent of students achieving the target.

This is the first year that the school has entered the top 100 rankings, something which headteacher Dr Andy Gillespie has said is a result of a number of factors.

Dr Gillespie said: "We're in the top five state schools in Bucks and in the top 80 schools in England.

"This is due to the resilience and focus of the students who have embraced challenge and had the courage to make and learn from their mistakes.

"The staff get to know the students as individuals and teacher assessment and feedback forensically analysing the areas of weakness where they need to focus their efforts.

"We have a dedicated and totally committed teaching and support staff who share the headteacher's vision and have an absolute focus on improving every area of learning and teaching."

Other near by secondary schools which also did well in the ranking include Langley Grammar School (29th), Herschel Grammar School (77th), St Bernard's Catholic School (82th) and Upton Court Grammar School (85th).

Dr Gillespie added: "Typically of the school, we are not resting on our laurels and the class of 2014 are involved in mentoring the class of 2015 to ensure that their results are even better this summer."

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