Year 11 students at The Burgate School have proven their dedication to achieve the very best GCSE results and consequently have beaten last year’s ‘basics’ measure (grade 4 or above in both English and Maths) by 5% to achieve a superb 83%. In English, 90% of Year 11 achieved at least a grade 4, with Maths close behind on 88%, both of which are way above the national average.
The students of the Burgate Sixth Form have confirmed Ofsted’s ‘outstanding’ judgement with another set of excellent A Level results. Their enthusiasm and their work ethic over the past two years has resulted in grades that will undoubtedly open up great opportunities. With 53% of all entries at A*- B Grades and 81% at Grades A*- C the students have beaten the current record set by the cohort of 2018! The vast majority of students have secured their place at their chosen university and we are delighted that two of our students will continue their education at Oxbridge colleges.
As we draw to the end of what has been another busy and successful year, we would like to wish you all the best for the Summer holidays.
The team will work with the Upskills Foundation in the community of Barangay 105, one of the poorest urban communities on the planet that exists on the dumpsites of dockland Manila. They will do what they can to help children and families improve their English language skills, help out with food preparation and distribution, and support the local education and healthcare programme.
Between 25 March and 3 May 2019 the Board of Trustees of The Burgate School and Sixth Form held a public consultation asking for views to be expressed on the proposed sale of 1.5 acres (0.6 hectares) of land.
On Sunday 16th June, the heroic Mr Cakebread successfully completed the Salisbury Race for Men half marathon around Old Sarum. This multi-terrain race was on gravel tracks, grass tracks and the ramparts of the ancient Hill Fort.
On 21 and 22 May 2019 Ofsted inspected The Burgate School and Sixth Form, Fordingbridge.
Against his better judgment Mr Cakebread is doing a half marathon to raise funds for our upcoming student charity trip to work with Upskills Foundation in Manila.
Well done to Paul (Y9), Charlie (Y10) and Cam (Y9) for finishing Runners-up to Itchen College (Golf Academy) at the Hampshire Schools' Golf Team Championships at Hockley Golf Club, Winchester.