Wiltshire Publications

Secondary school tables show continuing upward trend at Matravers

THE national secondary school performance tables, released last week, show that Matravers School is continuing to improve  its results. 

The performance tables, published by the Department for Education, compare results at GCSE and A-level for secondary schools throughout England.

The tables show that 49% of students at Matravers achieved 5 or more A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent), including English and maths. This compares to a Wiltshire average of 59.3% and a national average of 59.4%.

However, the results show continued improvement for the school – up from 42% in 2010 and 47% in 2011.

Interim headteacher Beverley Martin said, “I am very pleased with the increasing trend.  The students worked hard to achieve these results and we are hoping to see further improvements this year.  I know that all our staff and year 11 students are working towards that aim.”

At A-level, the figures show an average point score per student of 683, compared to a Wiltshire average of 775.8 and a national average of 754.4.

Matravers’ governing body has initiated a recruitment process to secure a permanent headteacher from September 2013, with interviews to be held next month.

Jacqui Goodall, chair of governors said, “The governing body will ensure that the process will be fair and rigorous and will involve a range of people who have involvement with the school.  This will include staff and parent governors, students, local authority personnel and representatives from the local community.”