School Performance Tables

18th October 2019

Dear Parent/Carer

At Chesterfield High School we have an early entry policy for examinations. Students are given additional opportunities to achieve or improve grades in Year 10 before their final examinations in Year 11.  The motivational benefits of students experiencing success, throughout their GCSE courses are significant and early entry is one element of Chesterfield High School’s approach to ensuring all students succeed in their GCSE examinations.

The majority of students go on in Year 11 to achieve even higher grades in their Maths and English GCSE’s which is vitally important for their future careers. Early entry plays a significant role in improving the attainment of students and is firmly focused on enhancing achievement for all.

However, one consequence of the school drive for academic excellence is that the final results that pupils achieve at the end of Year 11, are not the results that are reported by the Department for Education in the School Performance Tables and therefore, do not reflect the excellent results of the pupils and the school to the wider community.

To try to ensure that the true message of the success of our students, staff and parents reaches a wider audience I have posted this message on our website.

The Department for Education has published the School Performance Tables showing some of the provisional results from the summer 2019 GCSE examinations (Thursday 17thOctober 2019).  The results in the School Performance Tables only record the first time a student sits an examination and not the results that they leave with at the end of Year 11.

To help parents and any other interested parties see the true performance of our students and school, I have shown below the first entry result for our school which is published in the Department of Education Tables and below the actual results which students achieved at the end of Year 11.

Chesterfield High SchoolProgress 8Grade 5 or above in English & MathsAttainment 8
First Entry-0.0430%48.05
Final Result 






Sefton LA-0.3535.6%43.9
England State Funded Schools-0.0543%46.6

62% of our students achieved results above national expectations for their ability.

Chesterfield High School is the highest performing high school in Crosby and in the top 3 schools in Sefton based on the results our students achieve at the end of year 11.

Yours sincerely

Mr K Sexton