Dear Parents of Year 10 and Year 11 Students


Work has begun in earnest at Saint John Houghton to prepare our Year 10 and Year 11 students for the challenges ahead.  As part of our programme of interventions and support, we will be running a study evening for students on Thursday 12 November.  Students will attend study sessions from 3.30-6.00 with a short break between sessions.  Students may opt for different subject surgeries and tutorials – more details will be provided in school for how to sign up for these.

Substantial refreshments will be provided for students 6.00-6.30 and then parents are invited to attend a presentation for a short time before the event is over at approximately 7.15pm.  The presentation will provide lots of tips and advice for parents supporting young adults through this tough couple of school years.  There will also be an opportunity to purchase a really useful publication with top tips for parents of GCSE students (cost of £3), so please bring change if you wish to buy this recommended guide.

I hope to see lots of students and parents attending the event and look forward to seeing you there.

Kind regards

Mrs C Bowley
Year 10 and Year 11 Progress Leader

Congratulations to our Year 11 students on their exam successes


We have seen increases across the board in our GCSE results and we are absolutely delighted for all of our wonderful students and staff.

A total of 69% of students achieved five A*-C grades, including English and Maths, an increase of 9% from last year.

The overall pass rate was 98% and 77% of students achieved five or more A*-C grades, which represented another 9% rise from 2014. Nineteen per cent of students achieved A/A* grades.

There were further increases over the last year for expected progress in both English and Maths.

A total of 66% of students achieved the expected progress in English – a rise of 6% and Maths increased to 75%, a rise of 7% from 2014. A high number of students also exceeded expected progress.

All of the hard work done by our students has paid off and today is a time to celebrate their dedication. We would also like to thank the staff who put so much time and effort into supporting our young people with their studies.

We are a real community here at Saint John Houghton and we couldn’t have achieved these excellent results without the support of our parents and we would like to wish all of our students every success and happiness in the future.

Mrs J McCarthy

20th August 2015

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