The Best From Everyone - page 8-9

About United Learning
Independent Schools
At A Level:
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18.2% of entries were awarded A*
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90.1% of entries were awarded A*-C
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The overall pass rate was 99.2%
There were notable performances at:
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Guildford High School
where 40% of A Levels were awarded at A* and 16% of leavers took
up places at Oxbridge;
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Ashford School
where 50% of A Levels were graded at A* or A and two thirds of leavers
secured places at Russell Group universities;
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Surbiton High Schoo
l where 49% of A Levels were graded at A* or A.
At GCSE:
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89% of students achieved five or more A*-C grades including English and maths
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57% of entries were graded A*/A
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93% of entries were graded A*-C
The following schools received ISI inspections:
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Hampshire Collegiate School
was rated good or excellent in all categories; its Early Years
provision was judged outstanding in all areas;
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Lincoln Minster School
was inspected on its Early Years provision which was rated outstanding
in all categories;
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Surbiton High School
was rated excellent across the board;
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Bournemouth Collegiate School
was inspected on its boarding provision and was judged to
meet all the National Minimum Standards for Boarding;
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St Ives School for Girls
was rated good or excellent in all categories; similarly, its Early Years
provision was judged good or outstanding across the board.
In taking forward the Framework we have:
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Clearly communicated the five principles of the Framework across the Group by:
• Incorporating these into our six-yearly Group Education Forums and basing our annual
Leadership Conference in March around their articulation;
• Creating 16 filmed case studies and HowTo Guides, sharing the very best practice in our schools;
• Providing participants at the annual Best in Everyone Conference for new employees
with an overview dovetailed with sessions relevant to their experience and seniority;
• Increasingly placed the Framework at the heart of our school improvement approach,
both centrally and in individual schools;
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Developed an online tool on the United Learning intranet to host content of the Framework
and video exemplars of best practice across the Group;
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Run 16 Excellence Visits at five primary schools and 11 secondary schools covering areas of
best practice including academic monitoring and tracking, mobile technology, leadership,
UCAS preparation, pupil experiences and the creative curriculum in primary schools; these
were attended by 161 members of staff from 44 different schools;
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Structured schools’ termly reports around the Framework.
Strong School Improvement
Over the course of the year, our schools have continued to receive challenge and support in
accordance with their needs. Each school has an established improvement plan from which
targets are derived for each year. The Head of each school reports to one of the education
directors, who sets targets and holds schools to account through formal, termly meetings, which
are informed by data and evidence.
Improved Academic Performance
Over the course of the year, academic performance improved across the Group; despite a national
dip in performance at GCSE, our academies’ average rose 4 percentage points.
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