St Andrew’s is a 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.
Excellent Examination Results for 2016
St Andrew’ is a non-selective school and, once again, the pupils have performed well in their GCSE Examinations. We are particularly delighted with the increase in value added scores, which was extremely high, reflecting the progress pupils make from joining the school to taking their examinations,
Highlights this year include a number of departments achieving 100% pass rates at A*-C grades, including German, French, food technology and design technology (resistant materials). Our pupils also achieved well in science, history, geography, art and English literature.
The amount of pupils achieving at least 5 A* - C grades was ahead of the national averages, including English and mathematics. The proportion of A* - B grades was, once again, very pleasing.
The teachers and learning support staff are dedicated to ensuring our pupils achieve their potential; our results reflect their hard work, which goes beyond the classroom into extra lessons and revision sessions during the school holiday periods. The pupils are to be congratulated for their effort in striving to achieve their goals.
Particular mention should go to Sylvie Dulson, Jessica Gray, Laura Hawkes, Rebecca Martin and Amelia Murray who achieved a full complement of GCSE’s with excellent grades.