Student Achievement

Rushey Mead achieved outstanding outcomes for students in terms of attainment and progress when compared to national averages.  These are a testament to their hard work and perseverance over many years.  They have done something amazing, something no other young person has ever been asked to do: to complete their schooling in the face of a global pandemic. This has been an incredibly demanding year and we are immensely proud of all our students and what they have achieved during these unprecedented times.

The headline value added and progress scores have consistently been outstanding for many years:

  • In 2016, the school achieved a progress 8 score of +0.48 which ranked it in the top 8%.
  • In 2017, our Progress 8 score was 0.75, showing students achieve nearly a grade better across eight subjects than students with similar starting points in other schools. The attainment 8 score across eight subjects was 52.09.
  • In 2018, our Progress 8 score is once again outstanding at 0.75 and the attainment 8 score across eight subjects was 53.00 well above the national average.
  • In 2019 the school achieved a progress 8 score of +0.96 and the attainment 8 score across eight subjects was 54, well above national average and continued the school’s trend of outstanding results.

Headlines from 2020 results:

% achieving grade 9-5 BASICS (maths and English).69%
% achieving grade 9-4 BASICS (maths and English).76%
% Entering the English Baccalaureate subjects68%
% achieving 5+ English Baccalaureate subjects43%
% staying on in Education and employment99%

On average 96% to 99% of students leaving Rushey Mead Academy continue with their education. They are supported by an expert team of careers advisors who help them make the right decisions and also support them with applications and interviews. We are always pleased to welcome back ex-students who visit us to share their successes and experience from university and beyond.

Summary of GCSE Results by Subject 2020 

You can view the DfE academy performance tables website at the following link –