Outstanding ‘value added’ scores at Stonyhurst

On Thursday 24 January the Government published its results and Value Added Scores for 16-18 year old students studying A Levels in England, and Stonyhurst ranked first in Lancashire.

Value Added is the primary government measure for pupil progress. Stonyhurst's A Level 'value added' score higher than Sedbergh, Ampleforth, Worth, Downside, Rugby, Giggleswick, Rossall.

Describing the report, the government writes: "These figures tell you how much progress students who studied A levels at this school or college made between the end of key stage 4 and the end of their A level studies (Stage 5, or Sixth For)], compared to similar students across England. The scores are calculated by comparing the A-level results of students at this school or college with the A level results of students in schools and colleges across England who started with similar results at the end of the previous key stage – key stage 4."

John Browne, Headmaster at Stonyhurst College, comments: “We are delighted by this Government audit of the progress our students make while in Higher Line at Stonyhurst. Stonyhurst is the UK’s leading co-educational Catholic boarding and day school and we pride ourselves on our broad intake of pupils. The mark of true educational excellence in school is not raw grades of students, but rather the progress students make individually to be the best that they can be. This is what we focus on here at Stonyhurst – achieving what our school motto demands of us: Quant je puis – as much as I can."