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Mill Chase Academy

Exam Results


Mill Chase Academy is celebrating as our GCSE results continue to rise for the fourth year in a row.

There has been much reporting around the volatility of this year’s GCSE results with major changes in the awarding of grades in English and mathematics. This year the new Grade 4 is comparable to a C grade from last year and Grade 7 similar to a Grade A. 

Against a fall in results nationally, at Mill Chase Academy there has been as significant increase in English and mathematics with 66% of students achieving a Grade 4 or above in both English and mathematics, representing an increase of 10% on last year.

Based on provisional data across Hampshire County Council schools, we are in the Top 10% of schools in the county for improvement based on the proportion of pupils achieving a Grade 4 or above in both English and mathematics.

In English, there was an increase of 16% with 70% of students achieving a Grade 4 or above and 78% of students achieving a Grade 4 or above in mathematics, which is well above the national average.  This is an increase of 3% on last year’s outstanding mathematics results which saw the department placed in the top 6% of schools in the country.

These excellent results are testament to the talented and committed teachers that we have at Mill Chase who work in excellent partnership with supportive parents and hard working students at our school.  Once again our ethos of high expectation and aspiration that is firmly established at Mill Chase is demonstrated with our continued examination success.

When Ofsted Inspectors visited our school last autumn, they reported that “senior leaders have established an ethos of high expectation and aspiration which is central to the life of the school” and that “pupils are safe, happy and well looked after. Teachers are passionate about doing their best for the pupils they teach and pupils are making increasingly good progress and standards are rising because of improvements to teaching.”  In our first inspection as an academy, we were judged as being good in all areas and I am determined to ensure that the school moves to become outstanding.

As I have written many times before, one of the most important roles I have as Principal is to ensure that the very best teachers remain at the academy whilst appointing high-quality, talented staff.  Last term, I made several excellent appointments to our teaching team, all of whom joined us at the start of September.  This will strengthen the school even further.  I am therefore very excited about the new academic year ahead as we work to provide an outstanding education for the young people of Whitehill & Bordon.

Mr P Hemmings, MA

September 2017