Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy

Examination Results & Destinations

2019 Results – Headteacher Statement August 2019

Another excellent year of progress and attainment for Bishop Rawstorne students

We are delighted to report that the students of Bishop Rawstorne have achieved a very pleasing set of GCSE results and we send our class of 2014 our heartfelt congratulations. There have been many outstanding performances and much to be pleased about. The results are a reflection of how well those who have achieved success have engaged with high quality teaching and homework, applied themselves to revising well and having excellent attendance.

Across the whole year group so many students have achieved grades that reflect so well the effort that has been put in over the previous five years. None of this happens in isolation and huge thanks go to our teaching staff, support staff and the Governing body for the unwavering, unstinting commitment that they have shown in driving forward the progression and attainment of our students, day after day.  Of course none of this would be possible without the parents who have supported us over the last five years in shaping the academic and spiritual lives of this cohort to whom we give our very best wishes for the future.

The results achieved in English Language and Maths are excellent and 72.8% of students achieved a strong pass in both subjects, a slight increase on 2018 (9-5 grades) and 89% achieved a standard pass in both subjects (9-4 grades).

Our E-Bacc figure for this year is 55%, measuring students who have achieved standard passes, and 42%, measuring students who have achieved strong passes (both noticeably improved on last year). We are delighted with these results as they represent a depth of achievement across the entire curriculum. In English Language and Maths, 25.3% and 12.4% respectively of our students achieved the highest grades of 8 and 9. In English Language and Maths, 46.1% and 27.5% respectively of our students achieved a 7-9 Grade, equivalent to an A* or A grade previously. When considering the old A* to C grade (now grade 9 to 4) 94% in English and 90% of Maths students remarkably attained this basic level.  This is a phenomenal achievement of which we are very proud.

It is always pleasing to see figures that are already considerably above the national average and our challenge for 2020 is to maintain and build upon this success to enhance outcomes for the class of 2015. All of the data are challenging national data measurement figures and thoroughly justify our ongoing commitment to providing our students with a predominantly academic pathway.  

Special mention should be given to 20 of our students who achieved 9 Grade 9-7 passes or more, including four of our students who gained an incredible 7 or more Grade 9 passes, a very pleasing number and a truly exceptional achievement that reflects the unstinting endeavour of these students.  

As this outstanding group of students moves on to the next challenge, they do so having fully maximised their opportunities and potential here at Bishop Rawstorne. We wish them all well.

Paul Cowley

Secondary Accountability Measures and other key examination information for 2017 to 2019.

The headline measures, which appear in the 2019 school performance tables, are given in bold below (the Secondary Accountability Measures), with other examination information (some of which are historical accountability measures) also provided.


There may be some variance between the Headteacher statement of results above, and the table below, due to refined information from DfE, which is made available in the 3 or 4 months after results day.

Note: National Comparison Figures given in brackets where available.





Progress across 8 qualifications and Attainment Avg. across the same 8 qualifications as Progress 8.

Progress 8

0.47 (-0.03)

0.45 (-0.02)

0.34 (-0.03)

Attainment 8

58.7 (46.55)

57.19 (46.53)

56.44 (46.29)


Percentage of pupils entering the English Baccalaureate, English Baccalaureate Average Point Score.

EBacc entry

66% (40%)

66% (38%)

61% (38%)


5.37 (4.07)

5.24 (4.04)


Attainment in the EBacc Subjects - percentage of cohort achieving a grade 5 or above in the EBacc subjects, and grade 4 or above in the EBacc subjects.

Strong Pass %

(Grade 5 or above)

42% (17%)

33% (%)

51% (21%)

Standard Pass %

(Grade 4 or above)

55% (25%)

49% (24%)

53% (25%)


Attainment in English and mathematics - percentage of pupils achieving a grade 5 or above in English and mathematics, and grade 4 or above in English and mathematics

Strong Pass %

(Grade 5 or above)

73% (43%)

72% (43%)

65% (43%)

Standard Pass %

(Grade 5 or above)

89% (65%)

91% (64%)

87% (64%)

P8 in English and Mathematics

P8 in English

+0.84 (-0.04)



P8 in Mathematics

+0.19 (-0.02)



Pupil destinations - percentage of students staying in education or going into employment after key stage 4






98% (94%)

99% (94%)

98% (94%)