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Manningtree High is a school rated ‘Good’ by OfSTED and oversubscribed for September 2017 entry.

Welcome to the new academic year

It has been a pleasure to welcome 170 new year 7 students to Manningtree High School as well as our returning students. On the first day we had an assembly that celebrated the tremendous exam results of the summer and set out our high expectations regarding students’ academic effort and their behaviour.

The restrictions imposed by the building work are receding and we are gradually gaining the benefits of the new Art and languages block. Thanks to a grant from the Education Funding Agency, we have been able to replace old doors with new fire doors which have greatly improved the look of our corridors. It is great to have the school, as well as the students,  looking smart and ready for the new year. 

Forthcoming events to note: There is an information evening for year 8 parents on Tuesday 12thSeptember at 6pm. We will be running our postponed sports day on 19thSeptember, weather permitting, and in the evening of that day is a post 16 information evening.

Information evenings for year 6 parents are on 26thSeptember at 6.30pm and 28thSeptember at 5pm. Our Open evening is on October 4th, from 6pm and the following week we will have Open Mornings, for those who wish to see the school during normal working hours. Year 7 parents wil have an opportunity to meet with their child’s tutor on 19thOctober.

Manningtree High School GCSE Results 2017

Our Manningtree students have risen to the challenge of the GCSEs, new and old. The proportion of students getting top grades has risen significantly this year. As last year, there was success in Maths with 14 students out of a year group of 146 gaining the coveted new Grade 9. Demonstrating that the talent was not concentrated in a few individuals, an incredible 91% of the students gained A*-C grades in at least 2 Science GCSEs and more than three quarters of the students taking GCSE RE gained an A or A*. The performance of the History candidates was also very impressive, with 39 out of the 87 students who took History getting A or A* - that’s 45% of the entries.

The introduction of the new GCSEs with their different grading system makes it impossible to quote the same headline statistics we have used in the past, but even so the results do show that progress and attainment this year have risen, across the whole ability range.

24 year 8 students also had GCSE results to collect. They had taken a short course GCSE in Citizenship studies. Ten of these 13 year old students gained A or A*.

The 2017 summer exam season saw students sitting the new Grade 9-1 GCSEs for the first time in Maths and English. Staff worked incredibly hard to prepare students for examinations that no one had sat or seen.

The Maths and English GCSEs were new exams with different content and exam paper styles. The new 9-1 numerical grades do not map across in a simple way to the A*-G grades, but as a rough guide a grade 9 is higher than an A* and a grade 4 is similar to a C grade.

The 9-1 grades that students have achieved in Maths and English and the A*-G grades for their other subjects will be used by the Department of Education to calculate Attainment 8 and Progress 8 figures for all schools. These will be available sometime in the autumn term. 



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