Reports and Data


The OFSTED framework and the Department for Education have this year introduced new performance table measures. There is now a great emphasis on progress rather than attainment only. The key headline measure is now Progress 8, replacing the previous attainment measure of 5 A*-C including English and mathematics.

We at Thistley Hough Academy firmly believe in measuring success by the progress every single student makes across all of their subjects. This is a measure of the value we add during the students’ educational journey with us, regardless of their ability.

If you would like to compare our results nationally please use the Compare School Performance Service.

Progress data:

Progress 8 measures the difference between what a student achieves in their subjects and what national benchmarks require them to achieve. A score of zero indicates expected progress has been made. A score below -0.5 is regarded as below the national floor standard.

This year we are proud to announce that our academy has secured a positive progress 8 figure of +0.24 which means that, using the Government’s preferred measure of school performance, our students, on average, make greater progress than expected in every one of their 8 subjects placing Thistley Hough in the top 25% of schools nationally – an outstanding achievement!

Further progress data:

Progress Measure Thistley Hough Academy National Average
2016 2015
English Expected Progress  83%  67%  69%
English Above Expected Progress  45%  18%  30%
Mathematics Expected Progress  63%  57%  65%
Mathematics Above Expected Progress  19%  20%  30%

The Academy also secured an A* – C including English and mathematics percentage of 45%,  which was 4% above what would be nationally expected based on student starting points.

The Academy secured an Attainment 8 score of 46.9 points.

    • Other highlights from 2016 results:
    • Disadvantaged student progress and SEND student progress were almost identical to that of other students in the Academy, showing no sign of the previous national gaps in performance for these groups of students

ALL students left the Academy with at least 5 GCSE passes including English and mathematics

  • Students make strong progress across most of their subjects from their starting points and particularly in English, a wide range of Modern Foreign Languages, ICT, Art, Religious Education, Media, and Child Development.
  • 11% of students secured the Ebaac qualification
  • 46% of students secured at least one A/A* grade
  •  16% of students secured at least three A/A* grades
  • Almost a half of all Art students gained an A/A* grade with 100% gaining at least a C grade and 92% made greater than expected progress
  •  In RE 83% made expected progress with 44% exceeding this – 78% gained at least a C with 35% achieving A/A* grades
  • Over 60% of ICT students made expected progress with 32% exceeding this 

Bamber Scholars:

This year saw the introduction of our prestigious Bamber Scholar Awards, named after Thistley Hough’s first ever Principal – Miss Agnes Bamber.

These awards are to recognise academic excellence to ensure that students in year 11 strive to achieve outstanding results across their subjects. Each year the Bamber Scholars will be invited to an alumni meal at the Academy to meet up and share successes with all previous Scholars.

To be designated a Bamber Scholar a student needs to secure 6 or more A/A* grades in their final exams. Any student who secures all A/A* grades will be appointed a Bamber Scholar with Honours.

This year 9 students became our inaugural Bamber Scholars, an outstanding accomplishment:

Bamber Scholars:

Suliman Ateeq         Georgina Neill          Bryony Kelsall          Ezekiel Bethel

Iona Roberts Ambar Saeed           Natasha Hill              Aneesah Mahmood

Bamber Scholar with Honours:

William (Bill) Gibson