St Andrew’s is a non selective independent school of mixed ability, mixed race, mixed creed and mixed social background, reflecting both the nature of Bedford and the position of the school within the independent educational provision of the area. The diversity of the school is one of its strengths. However, it does also mean that St. Andrew’s caters for the many different needs of the individual pupils and parents. This requires considerable flexibility, from both teachers and the system as a whole, to ensure the best educational opportunity for each one of our pupils.
Examination Results for 2019
It has been another pleasing year for St Andrew’s departing Year 11 students as they were able to achieve a pass rate of 100% overall. The majority of students secured at least five grades between 9-4 which considering the recent academic changes to GCSE curriculum's is especially pleasing. It is always hard to fully quantify the impact of a school such as St Andrew’s has on any individual, but these grades will certainly enable our girls to make their desired next step in life. As ever we are all tremendously proud of our students and what they have been able to achieve.
Rushmoor and St. Andrews 6th form are very proud to have expanded our A level offer to 18 subjects as well as the Cambridge Technical award in Business and Extended Project Qualification. It was, again, a very successful year for our A level cohort with the vast majority of students achieving grades A-E in all their subjects. All of our students have gone on to follow their chosen pathway and the vast majority of our university entrants all secured their first choice courses.
We are incredibly proud of the achievements of all of our pupils this year and they have shown remarkable resilience to achieve so highly in ever more challenging examinations. They have been ably supported by a very committed and dedicated staff body who are prepared to go the extra mile for their pupils. This dedication often extends beyond the classroom with extra lessons at lunchtime and after school as well as holiday boosters and extensive mentoring. The dedicated staff body, coupled with the nurturing family environment are what we believe makes St Andrew's such a special place and is why our pupils are so successful.