Hillview School for Girls are celebrating achieving top progress measure results of +0.45 which places the school within the top 10% schools nationally.
Hillview’s +0.45 score ranks them as 1st truly non-selective in Kent, 4th including comprehensive schools and 17/111 of ALL schools in Kent. The school narrowly missed the +0.50 score which would have rated them as “well above national average” and shows that students typically achieve half a grade higher at Hillview than the ‘average’ school.
Headteacher Mrs Burkett commented:
“The highly effective partnerships that we have between teachers, students, the non-teaching staff and parents has played a key role in the rapid improvement in progress for our students. This partnership cannot be under-estimated and I therefore thank each and every member of the team for the role that they played.
Other schools made the decision to narrow options at KS4, forcing students into the EBACC, in a belief that this would support performance in the P8. At Hillview we made the decision to continue to allow students a broad and open curriculum with very little imposed upon the students, ensuring them a curriculum that they could enjoy and succeed in.
To have been placed in the top 10% nationally in a year when there has been a change in specifications and an increase in the complexity of the qualifications is a true testament to the teaching staff who worked tirelessly to ensure they were guiding the students in the right direction. This complemented with a truly outstanding work ethic from the vast majority of our students secured success. I am proud to be Headteacher of such a fabulous school”.