The Purbeck School has once again been recognised as one of the top performing schools in the country

This week the school received confirmation of the Government’s headline measure for performance for GCSE results – Progress 8. This measure takes into account all the GCSE results from across all state schools in the country for 2016/17.

The Purbeck School has received a Progress 8 figure of +0.36.

This is a fantastic figure and will place the school for the third consecutive year into the top 25% of all schools nationally.

A figure of 0.38 means that in every subject area a student at The Purbeck School makes over one third of a grade progress more than they would have done when compared to the average secondary school. When broken down it shows that all students – no matter what their ability when they first come to the school – make excellent progress across all subject areas.

This superb result comes after The Purbeck School had already been graded as an ‘excellent’ provider for sixth form studies by the ALPs organisation that analyses Sixth Form results from across the country.

Once again this is testament to the hard work of all of our students, parents and staff – well done!

Don’t forget that Open Evening is Thursday 5th October!


Here is a short video that explains Progress 8 further

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