It was appalling to see Babington House School examination results misrepresented in the national papers last week. Babington House School 2013 GCSE results were very strong indeed, but unfortunately the school was not recognised for its undoubted achievement.
In fact Babington House achieved 100% 5 A*-C (not 43%), with 77% 5 A* - C including English and Mathematics (not 33%).
85% of pupils achieved 7 A* - C, with 68% of all grades at A*, A and B. The percentage of A* and A grades was 35%.
The Department for Education have been advised and assurances made that the results will be amended and correctly detailed in newspapers before the February 2014 editions. Babington House School is very proud of its long standing academic achievements and continues to do its utmost to improve them even further; in fact an Entrance Examination for entry to Year 7 has been introduced this year.
One of Babington's greatest strengths is the way it improves pupils' academic levels above their predictions, with almost all pupils achieving two or three grades higher than their predictions at GCSE across a whole range of their subjects. This critical fact is hardly ever mentioned in the newspapers.
"We will continue to get the very best results, benefiting as we do from small class sizes and an individual approach", said Tim Lello, Headmaster.