Examinations and Performance Statistics

A Level Results 2022

Sheldon School students were celebrating in huge numbers following receipt of their A level results.  Eight students – Emily Anthony, Joe Carter, Hannah Cole, Rose Gawthorpe, Luke Hazeltine, Lola Roberts, Jacob Roberts and Steph Saunders – achieved a clean sweep of A* grades, three of whom are off to Oxford and Cambridge universities to study medicine (2) and maths.  Other significant performers include Freya Skinner-Smith (A*AA) doing veterinary science at Liverpool University, Alex Smaller (AAA) becoming the first student from Sheldon to progress to LIPA where he will study sound technology, and Arthur Culshaw (BBB) beginning a highly sought-after software engineer apprenticeship with Lockheed Martin. 

Headteacher, Neil Spurdell, was absolutely thrilled.  “We are delighted with the results at all levels.  Clearly, we have a number of high flyers who have done tremendously well, but all students have worked incredibly hard and I am so pleased that they have been rewarded with excellent individual results.  Having not sat formal examinations before, they should be especially proud of their achievements, and we wish them well in the next stages of their lives.  I would also like to pay tribute to the immense effort of all of our staff here who have supported them to this point and it was lovely to see so many happy faces – students, staff and parents – this morning.”

GCSE Results 2022 

There were lots of happy faces at Sheldon this morning as students collected their GCSE results.  Amongst them, there were many stand-out individual performances, 20 students achieving a clean sweep of Grade 7 and higher. 

Headteacher, Neil Spurdell, was very pleased.  “Given everything that this cohort has faced, they should be incredibly proud of their achievements.  They approached the exams in a brilliant fashion and I am delighted to see so many gain the results they deserved following their hard work.  We will now look forward to seeing large numbers of them back in our sixth form in a couple of weeks where they can build on their successes.”


From January 2017 schools have been required to report specific statistics once they have been finalised. The latest measures are based on tests, exams and assessments from the 2021 to 2022 academic year.

Given the uneven impact of the pandemic on school and college performance data, the government has said you should not make direct comparisons between the performance data for one school or college and another, or to data from previous years.

Performance Measures Website

Sheldon School - Find school and college performance data in England - GOV.UK (find-school-performance-data.service.gov.uk)


Key Stage 4 (end of secondary school) 

Progress 8 score: -0.17

Attainment in English and maths – percentage of pupils achieving a grade 5 or above in GCSE English and maths = 51%

Attainment 8 score:   50.1

English Baccalaureate (EBacc) average point score (APS) = 4.29

The percentage of pupils that enter the EBacc = 24% 

The percentage of pupils staying in education or going into employment after key stage 4 (pupil destinations) = 95%

KS4 Qualifications Summary


Key Stage 5 (16 to 18) 

Attainment – data not yet published

Retention – data not yet published

Destinations – 62% staying in education, 3% entering apprenticeships, 25% entering employment for students leaving in 2020.

Progress performance measures for KS5 will not be published by the government for 2021-22.


I was head girl in 2015 and loved being able to speak to parents about my time at Sheldon when they were considering where their children should go. Because of how it has shaped me as a person I feel I am who I am today because of my time there.
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