DfE League Table Results

6th February 2019

The Department of Education has now published the definitive school performance tables for the 2018 public examinations. Various newspapers publish tables based on their own criteria, however, the Department of Education base their data on sound, objective educational baselines and therefore give the most reliable comparative data.

In particular, our GCSE performance compares very favourably, using the Grade 5 or above in English and Mathematics GCSE standard, Stover School is the highest performing non-selective independent school in Devon and the top performing independent co-educational school behind only The Maynard.

We understand absolutely that there is far more to education than examination results, however, it is nice to be performing with excellence in this important area.

Please see the associated press release below.

Kind regards,

Mr Richard Notman

Department of Education League Tables Published

The Department of Education has now published the school performance tables for 2018 and, in terms of GCSE results, Stover School is delighted to be, once again, ranked the highest performing non-selective independent school in Devon, based on the percentage of pupils achieving grade 5 or above in English or Mathematics at GCSE. In fact, Stover outperforms many Devon Schools who use admissions tests to select pupils for entry, based on this key criterion. (Results have risen from 37% last year to 58% this year)

GCSE Pupils achieving grade 4 and above in English and Maths is 89%. This year’s figure compares with 80% last year and marks an ongoing rise from 44.7% in 2012.

Commenting on the news, Headmaster, Mr Richard Notman, said: “Whilst we are aware that league tables are a narrow measure of the overall educational service that the school provides, we are, of course, delighted with our examination outcomes for 2018. As a non-selective school, we teach pupils of all abilities; these results are just reward for a great deal of hard work by all involved. Our pupils are encouraged to make the most of every moment of their time at Stover, involving themselves in many worthwhile additional activities, alongside their academic studies. I am delighted that the pupils have balanced these enriching experiences successfully with their academic commitments”.

For detailed information please visit DfE – www.gov.uk/school-performance-tables

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