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Ridgewood School celebrated some very strong outcomes for its students once again this year.

Summer 2018 saw the introduction of the new 9-1 grading system for GCSE in almost all subjects, along with more hours of examinations and much more challenging assessments.

Only 2% of students nationally were awarded the new highest grade 9, but Ridgewood saw 27 students (one in ten of our cohort) achieve at least one of these grades. In total, Ridgewood students achieved 83 grade 9s. This is an outstanding achievement. Eight students achieved grade 9s in at least six subjects and thirteen students achieved grade 9s in at least three subjects.

One in five grades achieved overall by Ridgewood students were awarded at a 7 or higher (or equivalent in GCSEs measured on the old grading system).

In our Sixth Form, all of our Year 13 students spent two years working towards new more rigorous A levels. They saw their hard work pay off as they secured university and apprenticeship places of their choice. 31% of all A level grades were A* or A and one in ten students achieved A* or A in all of their subjects.

KS4 Performance Data 2017

(2018 data will be shared when validated data has been released)

KS5 Performance Data

55% of all grades at KS5 were A*-B and 37% were A*-A

The average A Level grade (including all subjects and qualifications) was B-

  • 98.8% of students remained in education, employment and training from Year 11 in 2017
  • 68% went on to study at university; 96% of these students went on to study at their first choice university
  • The retention rate for Year 13 students (the proportion of students who got to the end of their qualification at Ridgewood) was 96% (from the beginning of Year 12)
  • Two students re-sat English, one achieved a C grade.  One re-sat Maths and did not achieve a C grade


Details of 2018 performance and results will be available once all grades are confirmed and validated.

More information is available on the DfE performance tables and the 16-18 performance tables

Our latest Ofsted report can be found on the Ofsted website or by downloading the electronic version below.

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