St. Dominic’s rated highly in School Performance Tables

6th February 2019

It’s become something of a tradition at St. Dominic’s that we are continually regarded and graded as one of the best schools in the country.

Our pupils’ achievements speak for themselves and we are extremely proud of maintaining our position among the elite. The school features strongly in five categories of the latest School Performance Tables released by the Department of Education – making St. Dominic’s one of the highest performing in the area.

Head of St. Dominic’s, Peter McNabb, said: “We are delighted with our results in these latest tables, which are extremely important in giving accurate indicators of how well schools are performing.

“There are 73 schools within a 10-mile radius of St Dominic’s and we have been ranked in the top three in five categories. The tables highlight St Dominic’s as performing extremely well in comparison to other independent and state schools.

“Our school was ranked second for English Baccalaureate (EBacc) score. This relates to the percentage of pupils who achieved EBacc at a Grade 4 (former grade C) or above in English, Maths, Sciences, a language and either history or geography.

“The English Baccalaureate was devised by the red brick universities as the best measure to gain access to their highly academic and prestigious courses.

“By St. Dominic’s ranking so highly, it shows our commitment to academic rigour and the high aspirations we have for our students.

“St Dominic’s was rated third out of the 73 schools for attainment 8 score and second for independent schools within a 10-mile radius.

“This is the newest government measure consisting of each student’s best 8 GCSE grades.

“These include English, math, three EBacc qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and three other additional approved qualifications.

“We finished first in the table out of our 6 nearest senior independent schools for our progressive score at A-Level.

“These figures tell how much progress students who studied A-Levels made between the end of key stage 4 and the end of their A-Level studies. These scores are also known as ‘value added’ scores.

“These performance tables emphasise the extremely high standards we continue to achieve at St Dominic’s.

“It is a tribute to the hard work and dedication shown by our staff and students which maintains our position as one of the very best schools in the area.”