Rainhill achieves fantastic GCSE results again.Twice the national average of Grade 9 at GCSEs have been awarded at Rainhill High School.

4% of all grades at Rainhill are the new very hard Grade 9s – which are better than previous A* grades. These are the same as a Grade 8 in the new system.

18 students achieved a grade 9 in either GCSE English or Maths. With Jonathon Ackers, Lucy Andrews and Lochlan Chadwick achieving a Grade 9 in both subjects. One of the students who was awarded a Grade 9 was Liverpool FC’s Paul Glatzel in his GCSE English.

Rainhill High School students and teachers are celebrating another year of really strong GCSE results. English and Maths have both bucked the national trend with increased pass marks at Grade 4 plus (old style Grade C), strong pass at Grade 5 and more students than ever gaining the equivalent of old style Grade A&A* - i.e. new grade 7-9. All other subjects performed strongly – allowing all students to do really well.

Changes to the 2017 grading of English and Maths across England to 9-1 led to greater uncertainty about how grades will be awarded, specifically far fewer students to receive the highest mark – Grade 9 than have achieved A*s in the past. OFQUAL predicted that only 2% of English Language and 3% of Maths would receive a grade 9 earlier this week.

Rainhill High School is delighted to report that 3.8% of English Language and 4.2% of Maths GCSE grades are at the new grade 9 and that 51% of students achieved a ‘good pass’ whilst 71% achieved a ‘standard pass’ (English and Maths BASICS), an increase on 2016 results.

John Pout, Headteacher said “I am so pleased for the students, parents, and staff at the school. These results reflect the dedication, hard work and professionalism of all involved at a time of huge educational change. All of the results of our young people are well deserved and particular recognition should be given to those who attained the new grade 9 in English and/or Maths– a fantastic achievement”.

2016 Rainhill's Fantastic GCSE Results

Rainhill students have been celebrating their achievements with another great set of results for 2016. 

The school has maintained its great record of GCSE results. 24% of all grades awarded were A or A*, with an improvement in the average of ALL grades for ALL students going from a C to a B.

John Pout, Rainhill’s Headteacher said:

“Once again, I am so proud of our students and their achievements, each year I am amazed at the improvements we see. This is down to the hard work and dedication of the students and staff at the school. What stands out this year is the consistent performance across all subjects. It does not matter which subject a child chooses at GCSE, they will get excellent grades. For example in History 46% of all grades were A or A*
The support from parents has been fantastic once again and we simply could not achieve results like this without their support. 
Many of our students are keen to follow on with their success story having had a great experience so far and have already enrolled to the Rainhill 6th Form. We have a number of students entering our 6th form from other schools to join that success story” 

A number of students have done outstandingly well. All of them have already applied to Rainhill 6th Form

  • Matthew Pickup achieved 8A* and 2As.
  • Charlotte Swadkins achieved 4A* and 6As
  • Georghia Williams achieved 4A* and 6As.
  • Ellis Burke achieved 3A* and 7As  
  • Emily Green achieved 3A* and 7As
  • Liam Barrett achieved 2A*, 6As and 2Cs
  • Tom O’Neil achieved 3A*, 5As and 2Bs 
  • Laura McCabe achieved 3A*, 5As and 2 Bs.

Current Achievements

The most recent accolades received by Rainhill High School. Below you will see an archive of previous awards, certificates and letters sent to the school.

OFSTED Interim Assessment 2013

SSAT (Specialist Schools Association Trust) have awarded Rainhill High School for being in the top 20% of schools nationally. This is for value added between arrival from Primary School to GCSE results.

SSAT said:

  • Rainhill High School has received national recognition for the value it adds to students achievements at GCSE.
  • A recent in-depth analysis of official Department for Education data on all state- funded schools in England by SSAT, the national schools’ membership organisation for improvement and collaboration, identified Rainhill High School’s success.
  • The school has qualified for an SSAT Educational Outcomes Award by being in the top 20% of schools nationally for progress made by pupils between their key stage 2 results at primary school and their GCSE results at age 16. The school has been invited to receive their award at a regional celebration ceremony hosted by SSAT at Waverley School in Birmingham on 04 June.

‘Rainhill High School should be congratulated for their exceptional achievement. They have proved themselves to be leading the field in improving GCSE outcomes for their students. There is so much good practice that this school could share, and I hope many schools will join us at the celebration ceremony for the chance to network and share strategies with award-winning schools.

These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and leadership team at Rainhill High School, and show what can be achieved when skilled teachers have high expectations and ambition for every young person. I am proud that this school is a member of the SSAT network.’ 

Sue Williamson,Chief Executive of SSAT.

21 January 2013

 

RHS Vocational Performance in UK Top 100

Secondary league tables 2013: Best advanced vocational results

The table (published by the Department for Education) lists the 100 schools and colleges in England with the best results in advanced vocational qualifications.

The schools are ranked on the average points scored per student.

Rainhill was placed 31st in the Top 100 Schools with the best Vocational Results.

The following is an archive of previous achievement awards, certificates and letters received by Rainhill High School. Please make your selection from the following options, or simply scroll down through the archive of previous achievements:
 

21 January 2013

Dear Parent, 

Rainhill High School: Ofsted’s interim assessment

I am pleased to provide some important information about Rainhill High School.

As you may know, during its last inspection in February 2010, Ofsted inspectors judged your child’s school to be good. Schools which are performing well are now inspected less often than other schools. This usually means that good schools are inspected once in five years, whilst schools that require improvement will be inspected between 12 to 24 months after their last inspection.

I am pleased to inform you that our interim assessment shows that the school’s performance has been sustained and that we can defer its next full inspection.

As a result, the next full inspection will not take place any earlier than the summer term 2014 unless we receive information in the course of the coming year that causes us to inspect earlier.

I wish everyone involved in the school continued success in the future.

Yours sincerely

Sir Michael Wilshaw

Her Majesty's Chief Inspector

Alps provides A level, AS level and BTEC Level 3 value added reports and training to over 1,400 schools and colleges nationally each year. Their key objective is to continuously raise standards of student performance nationally.

SSAT awards certificates to Rainhill High School for being in the top 10% in the country for Added Value and Continued Improvement.

Copies of the original letters congratulating the school on this major achievement from Susan Williamson (Chief Executive, SSAT) follow:

 

Celebrating success in adding value

Mr John Pout

Rainhill High School

Warrington Road

Rainhill

Prescot
Merseyside
L356NY

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Dear Mr John Pout,

On behalf of SSAT, I would like to congratulate you and your staff and students on your school's performance in the 2011 end of Key Stage 4 examinations.

I am pleased to enclose a certificate to acknowledge your achievement in being among the top 10% of schools and academies nationally based on Key Stage 4 value-added scores for students achieving 5+ A*-C GCSEsincluding English and mathematics in 2011, based on SSAT's value-added scores. Many congratulations for achieving an outstanding value-added score of 10 points.

As a member of SSAT,we're celebrating your achievement with the enclosed certificate which we hope you will display within your school. In addition, we have enclosed a press release which you can use to promote your achievement to parents, local press and community.

Best wishes

Sue Williamson
Chief Executive, SSAT

Celebrating continued improvement

 

Mr John Pout

Rainhill High School

Warrington Road

Rainhill
Prescot
Merseyside
L356NY

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Dear Mr John Pout,

On behalf of SSAT, I would like to congratulate you and your staff and students on your school's performance in the 2011 end of Key Stage 4 examinations.

I am pleased to enclose a certificate to acknowledge your achievement in being among the top 10% of schools and academies nationally based on the improvement from 2008 to 2011 in the
percentage of pupils achieving 5+ A*-C grades including English and mathematics. Many congratulations for achieving an outstanding 28 point increase.

As a member of SSAT,we're celebrating your achievement with the enclosed certificate which we hope you will display within your school. In addition, we have enclosed a press release which you can use to promote your achievement to parents, local press and community.

Best wishes

Sue Williamson
Chief Executive, SSAT

Nick Gibb MP

Minister of State for Schools

Sanctuary Buildings Great Smith Street Westminster London SWl P 3BT

tel: 0370 0002288 ministers@education.gsi.gov.uk

 

2011 SECONDARY (KS4) SCHOOL PERFORMANCE TABLES

It gives me great pleasure to congratulate you on the excellent achievement of your pupils at Key Stage 4 as published on 26 January in the 2011 Key Stage 4 Performance Tables.

Your results show that you are amongst the 100 top performing schools based on sustained improvement in each year from 2008 to 2011.

I would like to congratulate your staff, governors and pupils for their hard work and success and to thank you for your leadership in continuing the drive towards the highest standards of educational achievement.

With best wishes. 

 

Nick Gibb MP