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- Foundation school
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- Thornton Grammar School is a popular and successful 11-18 Trust School enjoying triple specialist status in Sport, Science and Applied Learning. Our mission is to help all the young people in our care to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.
With a Foundation dating from 1673, the school rejoices in its proud heritage, unique identity and distinctive character based on the core values of mutual respect, discipline, hard work and responsibility. This traditional ethos is combined with the very best in modern curriculum design, cutting-edge educational facilities and an innovative approach to teaching to create a truly 21st-century learning environment.
Our dedicated, enthusiastic and talented staff ensure that the potential of all learners is unlocked, whatever their talents, by focusing on maximising achievement within a caring and supportive culture that values everyone, nurtures the individual and fosters social cohesion.
- We encourage all students to continue in education and training beyond the age of 16, to become an active member of the Post 16 school community. Our mission at Post 16 is to ensure that students emerge not only as well qualified students able to progress to University or professional employment but also as mature adults ready to take on their responsibilities in society. We aim to produce, within a caring atmosphere, well rounded individuals with the highest levels of achievement, so that Sixth Formers leaving Thornton Grammar are fully equipped to meet with confidence the ever changing demands of the modern world.
- Thornton Grammar School is proud of its exceptional status as a specialist school with three specialisms – in Sport, Science and Applied Learning. These accolades have enabled the school to invest in high quality facilities and enhanced staffing. They have also contributed to the development of a culture in which every member of the school community is committed to excellence: excellence for all and excellence from all. Sports College status has enabled us to take the very best attitudes associated with Sport, such as high personal standards, determination and teamwork, and apply them across the school. Similarly, the spirit of enquiry that is at the heart of Science education informs the approach to learning in all areas, while the influence of the Applied Learning College ensures that all we do helps to prepare our young people for the world of work. At Post 16 we offer a full and varied range of GCE Advanced Level and Applied Advanced Level subjects, including BTEC and OCR Nationals which allow students the opportunity to build on their Year 11 success and realise their full potential. Our courses are delivered by a team of dedicated and committed staff employing a rich blend of traditional and innovative teaching approaches, using the very latest educational facilities, so that our students are fully engaged and motivated. The school is very proud of its long tradition of achievement at Post-16. Results are consistently among the best in Bradford with most students gaining admittance to the University, training course or employment of their choice, with a number of applying successfully for places at Oxford and Cambridge each year.
Key Stage 4 Results 2012
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The percentage of pupils getting A*-C GCSE passes in maths, English, two science subjects, a language and either history or geography.
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The average points score per GCSE pupil, where A* is worth 58 points, A=52, B=46, C=40, D=34, E=28, F=22, G=16
Value added score
- English and Maths
A statistical measure of how well pupils are helped to progress from their starting point. A score above 1,000 is better than the national average.
NE: The school did not enter any pupils
SUPP: The data is suppressed, as it may contain data that will allow people to identify individual pupils
IA: Tests not undertaken due to Industrial Action
Includes data supplied by Department for Education, or the Welsh Assembly Government 2010-13