Sexey’s Sixth tops league tables

Sexey’s Sixth tops league tables

In the latest national league tables, published in March 2020 by the Department for Education (DfE), Sexey’s Sixth has outperformed all other academies and colleges in Somerset and Dorset based on the progress students make while undertaking A Levels.

By the same measure, Sexey’s Sixth also ranked fifth highest in Somerset among all Sixth Forms (including independent schools) and third highest in the whole of England for a Church of England Academy. It is also the second highest performing state boarding school nationally.

As a result of the high levels of success the students achieve, compared to other schools and colleges in the South West and nationally, Sexey’s Sixth attracts day students not only locally from Bruton but from a wide regional area. Sixth Form students come to Sexey’s Sixth from schools such as Park School, Ansford Academy, Stanchester Academy, Gillingham School, Uffculme, the independent sector and more. Sixth Form state boarding at Sexey’s is thriving, with students from across the country and abroad.

Mrs Helen Cullen, Headteacher at Sexey’s School commented, “To be ranked so highly by official government data is an amazing endorsement of the hard work that our students and teaching staff put in. We are so proud that we are the top performing school in Somerset and Dorset for such an important measure as progress. We strive to help our students achieve the very best of which they are capable. This is largely down to our caring, aspirational environment where students are supported and challenged to ensure each and every one achieves their full potential and leaves us fully prepared for the next stage in their journey of lifelong learning. As a state boarding school, those Sixth Formers who choose to board with us also leave us well prepared for life away from home at university.”

Mr John Moise, Director of Sixth Form added: “We have known that we had outstanding examination results again, but this comparison data is particularly pleasing as they reflect how much better each student has achieved than they might have done, because they came to Sexey’s Sixth. We also offer a rigorous programme of extracurricular activities to advance all students. We welcome anyone looking for their next steps after GCSE to contact us to see what we have to offer.”

Following examination results in 2019, 49% of Sexey’s Sixth’s Year 13 leavers went on to attend Russell Group universities. You can learn more about Sexey’s Sixth here.

DfE PERFORMANCE DATA FOR SUMMER 2019 – Somerset comparison of all schools

Published March 2020

A Level Performance

A screenshot of the government league tables for A Level, showing Sexey's top for progress