Ofsted and theDepartment for Education

Ofsted DfE

Please find, in the Downloads section below, a link to our very positive recent Ofsted Report (June 2019). 

‘I know that our students, staff, parents and governors all feel that this uplifting report accurately captures our strong school improvement trajectory.  We will certainly not rest on our laurels and we will focus now on becoming a truly great school’ 

Dr Ingate, Principal

Ofsted - Good Provider

KS4 Results 2020/21

Aspect School Internal Data National Average
Progress 8 +0.43
Attainment 8 49.1
Grade 5+ in English and Maths 43%
Entering the English Baccalaureate 54% 39%
Achieving the English Baccalaureate 14%
English Baccalaureate average point score (APS) 4.03
Staying in Education or Training following Key Stage 4 * 2019 96% 94%

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KS5 Results

Aspect At Birchwood
The progress students have made compared with students across the country A-Level/Academic: -0.24
Applied General: +0.24
Tech Level: N/A
The average grade that students get at KS5 A-Level/Academic: C
Applied General: Distinction
Tech Level: N/A
The progress students have made in English and maths English: N/A
Maths: 0.38
Retention A-Level/Academic: 96.9%


  • the school’s progress 8 score
  • the school’s attainment 8 score
  • the percentage of pupils who’ve achieved a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in English and maths at the end of KS4
  • the percentage of pupils entering for the English Baccalaureate (EBacc). To enter the EBacc, pupils must take up to 8 GCSEs or equivalents, across the 5 subject ‘pillars’ of English language and English literature, maths, sciences, a language and history or geography
  • the percentage of pupils who’ve achieved the English Baccalaureate. In 2017, this was the percentage of pupils achieving the EBacc, so pupils who got a grade 5 or above in English and maths, and a grade C or above in the science, humanities and language pillars of the EBacc. In 2018, the EBacc attainment measure will change to an average point score (EBacc APS), showing pupils’ point scores across the 5 pillars of the EBacc
  • percentage of students staying in education or employment after key stage 4 (destinations)