Skip to content ↓

Bourne Grammar School

2019 Performance Data

Key figures from the Government’s most recent ‘Compare School Performance’ website is shown below, which relate to the 2018-2019 academic year. No data are published for the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 academic years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Our Progress 8 figure is significantly ahead of the excellent and leading figure achieved in the year before. This means that, on average and despite our intake at Year 7 being selective, our students achieve GCSE grades which are 80% of a grade ahead of those they might be expected to achieve. Our impressive, statistically significant figure is further evidence that our students’ fabulous success at GCSE really is, at least in part, due to factors within the control of this particular School, such as teaching quality, academic support and pastoral care.

Progress 8 is the Government’s measure of how much progress students at this School made between the end of Key Stage 2 (i.e. the end of their Primary education) and the end of Key Stage 4 (i.e. their GCSE results), compared to pupils across England who got similar results at the end of Key Stage 2. Calculation of the measure is based on results in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, Maths, 3 English Baccalaureate qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications.


The Department for Education School Performance tables for our school can be found here.

GCSE Data August 2019

No of students in cohort


Progress 8 Score


Attainment 8 Score


% of pupils entering the English Baccalaureate


Average EBacc APS score per pupil


% Achieving grade 5 or above in the English Baccalaureate


No of students obtaining 5 or more 9-4’s including Grade 4 in English & Maths


Students staying in Education or Employment after Year 11: 100%

A Level Results August 2019

A*-C grades


A*-E grades


Average Grade students obtained at KS5 using DfE Calculation


Students who returned to Year 13


Students who finish end of KS5


Progress Score -0.05
Average Points 35.43 (B-)

GCSE and A-Level  Performance Table data can be viewed here.



144 students (76% of the cohort) applied to university via UCAS out of 188 in the year group.


132 (92%) of these students gained a place at university, of which...

  • 97 gained a place at their first-choice university,
  • 8 gained a place at their second-choice university,
  • 12 accepted an unconditional offer,
  • 12 gained a university place through clearing,
  • 2 went to Dance Schools,
  • 1 went to a music conservatoire


Of those who have gone on to University…

  • 54 students are attending Russell Group institutions, including 2 at Oxbridge.
  • 7 students have gone on to study Medicine.


Of the remaining 44 students (based on parental survey data):

  • 20 are taking gap years prior to applying for university
  • 10 are in employment
  • 7 are seeking work or apprenticeships
  • 2 have started apprenticeships in Finance and Business
  • 2 started a degree apprenticeship
  • 2 are unknown
  • 1 is applying for the armed forces
  • 1 is studying an Art Foundation course
  • 1 is completing a 1-year internship