The Department for Education has just published the School Performance Tables based on academic achievement in the summer of 2018. For FHS, there is much to celebrate in the figures with a performance by our GCSE cohort that places the school within the Top 15% of schools nationally. New performance measures include Progress 8 (which shows how much progress students at this school made between the end of key stage 2 and key stage 4 compared to students across England). The 2018 FHS P8 score is +0.44 which is one of the highest scores for a comprehensive school across Merseyside.
In another measure, Attainment 8 (a score based on how students performed in their eight best GCSEs), FHS tops the Sefton table with an average of 55.0 points per student! FHS also tops the Sefton table for the percentage of students achieving grade 5 or above in both English and Mathematics (62%). However, as the Governors of this school have always maintained,
FHS is not an exam factory and whilst these results are exceptional, they are only reinforced by the many wider successes of the school in 2018, including Secondary School of the Year at the Sefton Sports Awards, Creative School of the Year at the national TES (Times Educational Supplement) Awards and Artsmark Platinum designation, to name but a few! We are incredibly proud of our 2018 GCSE cohort and look forward to celebrating their outstanding achievements at Presentation Evening on 29 November 2018