Shirley High's motto is "Striving for Excellence" and we strive to be excellent and achieve in everything we do.
Results 2020: GCSE and 6th Form
The results the school achieved this year were solely for our students and their educational progression.
COVID19 has already had such a negative impact on wide parts of our society and it was so important that the government recognised that the future of all students across the country should be determined by those that know them best. We are delighted that the professional judgement and trust of teachers were recognised and students achieved the grades they deserved. No student should be measured by the performance of others in the past. All students are individual and should be treated as such. We are glad that the government recognised this and that schools like ours, that have made significant improvements over the last 12 months through many educational initiatives and quality first teaching, provided our students with the results that recognised our transformation. Of course, both the students and the staff would have preferred the success, hard work and dedication of everyone at Shirley High School to be validated in normal circumstances. However, the grades achieved by our students, across both phases of learning, reflect the improvements we have made and signify the start of improved results for all our students.
We are delighted that so many of our Year 11 students have enrolled into our 6th form to continue their educational journey with us. For those Year 13 students off to university we are proud that all students that applied for university received a place with over 12% heading to Russell group universities and 8% completing higher level apprenticeship courses.
Over the last 12 months we have redesigned and reshaped teaching and learning at our school and we are relentlessly embedding our new values which underpin the significant actions we are taking. We look forward to sharing further information of our successes as we build on the momentum of being one of the most improved schools in the borough.
Please feel free to have a read through our latest Ofsted Report.