St Benedict’s Catholic School in Bury St Edmunds best-performing school in Suffolk for A-levels
PUBLISHED: 21:30 21 January 2016
The headteacher of St Benedict’s Catholic School in Bury St Edmunds has praised “truly remarkable” results which ranked it as the best-performing school in Suffolk for A-levels last summer.
The school in Beetons Way was ranked number one for A-level results in 2015 after the average points score per full-time equivalent academic student stood at 1148.8 and the average point score per academic entry was 232.9, according to Department for Education figures.
To put the figures in perspective, a score of 1040 would, on average, means two A*s and two A grades for each student.
Headteacher Hugh O’Neill said: “It’s good to see that our outstanding A-level success confirmed in the performance tables.
“These are the tables that show that St Benedict’s has one of the highest performing sixth forms in the country, a truly remarkable achievement for a small school in rural Suffolk.
“Our GCSE results are catching up fast, and the Progress 8 score, when it gets published in the full tables, will show us in the top 5-6% of all schools nationally.
“We celebrated or students’ achievements with Bishop Alan Hopes a week ago at our presentation evening. These tables allow us to share the good news with everyone.”