School Performance Tables

November 2020

Dear Parent/Carer

Due to the fact that no external examinations took place in the summer of 2020 the government have made the decision that results will not be published in the usual manner and therefore no performance tables will be released. In previous years at Chesterfield High we have used an early entry policy for some examinations and therefore data published nationally in performance tables does not reflect the true performance of our year 11 students. The majority of students have gone on in year 11 to achieve even higher grades in their Maths and English GCSEs which is vitally important for their future careers.

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 below summarised our student success over the last two years. 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 the actual results which students achieved at the end of Year 11.

YearChesterfield High SchoolProgress 8Grade 5 or above in English & MathsAttainment 8
 2020Final results+0.3744%51.59
2019First entry-0.0430%48.2
Final entry+0.246%50.44
Sefton LA-0.3535.6%44.2
 England State Funded Schools-0.0343%46.7
2018First entry-0.2133%46.13
 Final entry-0.0146%48.12
 Sefton LA-0.339%44.9
 England State Funded Schools-0.0243%46.36

66% of our students achieved results above national expectations for their ability in the last academic year.

In 2019, the last set of published data, shows Chesterfield High School to be 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