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Sheffield Best Secondary School Clusters for 2018-19 Place Applications

Local / Sheffield Oct 12, 2018 - 01:29 PM GMT

By: N_Walayat

Local

Firstly the deadline for making online secondary school Year 7 applications is noon 18th October 2018, that's in just 6 days time! Following which is the 31st October paper deadline.

Here is is your definitive answer to the question what are currently Sheffield's best secondary schools based on analysis which ranks the schools in terms of consistency of results, as results can vary from year to year. The graph represents Sheffield's Top 18 secondary schools out of a total of 38 rated in terms of consistency in attaining high rankings in the school league tables from 2001 to 2017 for 5 A-C GCSE's.


The graph shows schools ranked as a percentage attaining 5 GCSE's at A-C, the grading system changed for most schools in 2017 to Attainment 8 Score, so data has been normalised as a % of top scoring school.

At the top of the list are the two Independant Schools

1. Sheffield High School
2. Birkdale

Then some significant distance away are the following cluster of 4 schools that rank quite closely together performing at about 76% of Sheffield High School.

3. Notre Dame High School
4. Silverdale
5. Wesbourne - Ind
6. Tapton - Academy

The next cluster are the following 3 schools that typical rank at 2/3rds the performance of Sheffield High School.

7. High Storrs
8. King Ecgbert
9. Bradfield

Most of the next cluster of schools lack an adequate track record:

10. Handsworth Grange
11. King Edward VII
12. Meadowhead - Academy
13. Newfield Secondary School
14. Sheffield Park Academy
15. Outwood Academy City
16. All Saints Catholic High School

With the last 3 trailing at about 50% performance of Sheffield High School.

17. Ecclesfield
18. Sheffield Springs Academy
19. Fir Vale Academy.

Whilst it will take many years for Sheffield's new secondary schools completed earlier this year such as Mercia and Astrea to have a track record to make it into the tables. Where probably the best indicator for potential is the location which therefore favours Mercia over Astrea in terms of future prospects.

Future Forecasts

For catchment area demand analysis see the following video that forecasts what to expect to happen in future years as existing schools are expanded:

Sheffield Best Secondary School Places 2018 League Tables Analysis

By Nadeem Walayat

http://www.walayatfamily.com


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