Headteachers’ Message January 2017

The Arthur Terry School has once again been named Sutton Coldfield’s top performing mixed comprehensive school, GCSE and Progress 8 results reveal. Its impressive scores also place the outstanding academy among the highest 25 per cent of all schools nationally.

The Department for Education’s official school and college performance tables – which are published annually – show that an impressive 87 per cent of students achieved the “gold standard” grades A*- C in English and Maths GCSES at the Arthur Terry School. In addition, its Progress 8 score of 0.22 places the outstanding academy above the national average and in the top 25 per cent nationally of all schools.

Headteacher and national leader of education, Neil Warner, said these results reflect the outstanding level of teaching and learning at the school.

“This is a fantastic result once more, which demonstrates our consistently high performance every year. We are particularly pleased with the impressive Progress 8 score, which is an extremely important measure in the new Government criteria.

“There are so many good comprehensive schools in the area and this success is demonstrative of the hard work and commitment of our students and staff.”

The Arthur Terry School is a centre of excellence. Graded as Outstanding by Ofsted in both the 11-16 and 16-19 phase. Arthur Terry is one of the first 100 teaching schools in the country and one of only two newly accredited School Based Teacher Training Providers nationally.