Sherburn High’s new head set to welcome Ofsted

New Sherburn High Head Maria Williams with new Year 7 starters Katharine Dulson, Bradley Bailey, Head Teacher Maria Williams, Sam Perrin, Francesca Fisher. (S)
New Sherburn High Head Maria Williams with new Year 7 starters Katharine Dulson, Bradley Bailey, Head Teacher Maria Williams, Sam Perrin, Francesca Fisher. (S)

Sherburn High School’s newly appointed headteacher is off to a flying start and celebrating the best GCSE results the school has recorded.

Maria Williams is delighted that 66 per cent of students achieved five or more A* to C including English and Maths.

The school’s focus on challenge and high expectations has led to 15 per cent of all results at A/A* - more than double the national average.

And the percentage of students making more than expected progress is well above the national average in maths while closing the gap for disadvantaged pupils.

Some 73 per cent of students attained a grade A* - C in both maths and English, despite turbulence in English results nationally.

A2 results were also pleasing and all students were able to progress to their chosen destination in higher education or employment.

Maria Williams, previously Deputy Head at the school, has been part of the Sherburn team responsible for the transformation of the school.

This September, the school welcomed its largest cohort of Year Seven students in over five years.

Maria added: “We are looking forward to Ofsted this year as we are confident that it will be a positive experience and they will confirm the excellent practice that is going on in the school.

“Sherburn is a good school and this is reflected in our results this year and the day to day teaching of our fantastic staff.

“We hope lots of parents come to the Open Evening next Thursday to see this for themselves”.

The open evening will take place from 6-8.30pm.