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School Performance Tables – Results to be Proud of!!!

With the recent publication of this year’s Schools’ Performance Tables by the Department for Education, now is an appropriate time to reflect on just how successful St John’s has been in supporting the academic progress of its pupils. In 2017, our KS4 Progress8 score (the government’s most important measure of KS4 school performance) of +0.14 is a tremendous outcome and places us at the 30th percentile nationally for schools, as well as in the Top 10 of non-selective schools across the whole of Kent.



Perhaps even more impressively, our ’A level performance’ progress score of +0.17 is the highest for any state school located in the borough of Gravesham and ranks in the ‘Top 5’ of all state schools (including Grammar Schools) across the whole of Kent.




These are truly wonderful returns and a real testament to both the hard work of pupils, as well as the excellent support and guidance provided by the dedicated staff of St John’s. This year’s Year 11 and Year 13 students have got a real challenge on their hands if they are to outperform last year’s cohorts, although I am well aware that Mr Rowlinson (Head of Year 11) and Mrs Ainscow (Director of 6th Form) are determined to give it a real go!


Mr Barron Head Teacher