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Stockport School

Ofsted Good School

School Performance

“Pupils’ life chances have been significantly improved, especially those of disadvantaged pupils, as a result of the school’s relentless focus on high standards and its dedicated moral purpose. The school’s motto ‘Velis et Remis’ – meaning ‘with sails and oars’ – aptly characterises the school’s collective passion and determination to achieve its goals.”
“Pupils are provided with high-quality learning opportunities, which they enjoy and relish... ...Teachers have high expectations of every pupil. Pupils rise to the challenge as a result. The most able, in particular, are on track to make even better progress than in previous years across many subjects because teachers aim high.” - Ofsted



GCSE Results 2022

Stockport School is pleased to report some outstanding achievements by its students in their GCSEs and other qualifications this summer, and we would like to proudly congratulate all of our Year 11 students who have shown incredible resilience and fortitude to overcome such unprecedented disruption to their learning in order to achieve personal and academic success!  

 We are enormously proud of the Class of 2022 and all of their achievements, these excellent results included. Their experience has been uniquely challenging and they have continued to learn, contribute and engage despite the most difficult of circumstances. Our teachers have worked tirelessly to ensure students are all able to progress onto further education and study, and we look forward confidently to seeing what they will achieve in the future. Because of this tenacious approach, our Class of 2022 are now very well prepared for the next phase of their life. As inpiduals and as a collective they are hugely impressive, and we wish all of our students the very best as they progress in the future.

Thank you to everyone involved for your support, and congratulations once again to the Class of 2022!

Mr I Irwin


Important Information Regarding the Summer Exams 2022

This year, the government has published performance data from the summer 2022 exams for all secondary schools. This is the first time that data has been published since the start of the pandemic. The Department for Education has been clear that, given the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on different students, schools and colleges, this data should be treated with caution.


What data has been published?

The data published this year includes the following:

• Our Progress 8 figure (the relative progress of our students in eight subjects, compared to students with similar levels of attainment at the end of primary school).

• Our Attainment 8 figure (the raw score achieved by our students in the same eight subjects).

• The percentage of our students who entered the Ebacc (taking all of English, maths, sciences, a language, and history or geography GCSE).

• Our Ebacc average point score (our students’ average score in the same Ebacc subjects).

• The overall figure for how many of our students entered GCSEs.

• How many of our students stay in education or employment after Year 11.

• The percentage of our students achieving a grade 5 or higher in both English and maths GCSEs.


Why can’t data be compared this year?

The government, and Ofsted, acknowledge that the impact of the pandemic was not the same across all schools and colleges. Even within Stockport, the impact of the pandemic was very different. Therefore, they are clear that data can only tell us so much and should be used as the basis for a conversation rather than being used to directly compare one school or college with another.


How were results arrived at last year?

In 2020 and 2021, exams were cancelled due to the pandemic, and grades were based on teacher assessments (with exam boards ensuring consistency). This different form of assessment led to grades, overall, being higher in 2020 and 2021 than they were in pre-pandemic years, when students sat exams.

Last summer saw the first return of exams since 2019, albeit with significant adaptations to recognise that students’ learning had been significantly affected by the pandemic. Nationally, it was determined that grades would, overall, fall roughly halfway between 2019 and 2021. This would enable grades to gradually move back to pre-pandemic levels, while still being as fair as possible to students taking exams in 2022.

The national data that we are compared to reflects this and is higher than in pre-pandemic years.


How will our results be used?

The publication of results does not directly impact students at all. Our students have already received their own GCSE and vocational results in August. These results will be used by the government and by Ofsted if we have an inspection, with the context in which they were achieved considered.

I hope this explanation is helpful in enabling you to understand this year’s performance data for our school.


2022 GCSE and Vocational Qualification Performance

Progress 8 score
This score shows how much progress students at Stockport School made across 8 qualifications between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4, compared to other similar students nationally.

Entering Ebacc

A student is considered to have entered for the English Baccalaureate if they entered for qualifications in English, maths, sciences, a language and either history or geography.

Staying in education or entering employment

This shows the number of students who either stayed in education or went into employment after finishing key stage 4 (after year 11, usually aged 16).

Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSE

This tells you the percentage of students who achieved grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs.


Attainment 8 score

Schools get a score based on how well students have performed in up to 8 qualifications.


Ebacc average point score

The EBacc average points score calculates a student’s average point scores across the five pillars of the English Baccalaureate.