Mark Rutherford School


Triple P Programme

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Exam Letter May 2016

2nd Exam Letter May 2016



GCSE Results Paint a Positive Picture at Mark Rutherford

Congratulations to Year 11 students on a very good set of results!
Students have made significant progress this year with 57% of them achieving A*-C including English and Maths; an increase of 12% on last year with English getting 66% A-C and Maths 63% A-C.
Our Value Added score, which reflects the amount of progress students make from KS2, is significantly positive and our Progress 8 measure is also significantly positive.
Below are some of our outstanding performers but it is important to note that there has been achievement at every level:

Charlotte Anstee 9A*, 2A

Hamish Burns 1A*, 9A

Leonardo Buttice 6A*, 4A

Karolina Cup 9A*, 3A

Lina Dubbins 8A*, 2A

Katie Eaves 1A*, 11A

Liam Fensom 6A*, 4A

Lydia Geronikolos 3A*, 7A

Marco Guarino 4A*, 5A

Elizabeth Headley 7A*, 5A

Georgina Hodge 2A*, 9A

Chris Jefferies 4A*, 4A

Abbie Knox 3A*, 5A

Thank you to everyone who has supported our students in achieving their outcomes. We wish all our students the best for their next steps and look forward to welcoming many of them back into our Sixth Form.

Press release 18th August 2016

Sixth Form students today celebrated another successful year in both A Level and BTEC courses with another increase in students achieving the top grades and 28 subjects achieving a 100% pass rate.  Mark Rutherford continues to be proud of its students with all progressing to employment, apprenticeships or university, including Oxbridge.

This year we have a number of students who have achieved particularly high grades, including:

Zara Coull A*,A*,A*

Holly Bogacki A*,A,A

Daniel Hare A*,A*,A,A

Kelly Knights A*,A*,A*

Aman Kundra A,A,A

Molly Simpson A*,A,A

Rebecca Smith A,A,A

Katie White A*,A,A

The following students achieved three or more A* and A grade equivalents in their BTEC courses:

Nico Paolini

Ross Slapp

Nathan Taylor

Robbie Taylor

Francesca Mirto

Sofie-Rose White

Max Dickson

Olivia Foord

Wesley Henry

Joseph Kvilums

Abigail Collins

Lois Cox

Lucinda Fensom

Tadiwa Gapara

Shuheda Jannat

Bethany Marsom

Simran Panesar

Abigail Wildman

Jessica Cain

Melissa Cain

Thomas Mead

Headteacher Richard Millard said “We are delighted with another improvement in our A level and BTEC results. Congratulations to all the students and staff for all their hard work.

Mark Rutherford School is a GOOD school

Mark Rutherford School recognised in annual awards

21st June 2016: It was announced today that Mark Rutherford School, has won a Good Schools Guide Award for the results in Applied A Level Information Technology especially boys and for Travel Tourism the best performance by girls at an English Secondary School.

Mark Rutherford School has been presented with this award by The Good Schools Guide for out-performing all other English schools in its category. The prestigious annual awards, which are in their 10th year, are based on a detailed analysis of the most recent examination results, and are designed to highlight consistently good teaching.

Richard Millard said, ‘We are absolutely delighted to be acknowledged in this way for our excellence. This is a very proud moment for Mark Rutherford School and we are sure it will inspire and encourage all students who are working toward their qualifications.

Ralph Lucas, Editor of The Good Schools Guide, comments, ‘Our annual awards scheme is designed to recognise and reward excellence in teaching in every subject area at both GCSE and A Level or equivalent. Our awards give individual teachers and departments where teaching is at its very best the recognition they deserve.’

The Good Schools Guide Awards are based on a series of calculations which take into account relative popularity and performance of the subject, absolute performance, and percentage of pupils taking the subject.

The Good Schools Guide is the largest independent guide to UK schools. The guide contains over 1300 good schools across both the independent and state sector.



Youth Speaks District Champions


Mark Rutherford’s public speaking team have been crowned District Champions in the Rotary Club’s prestigious Youth Speaks Competition.  The team are photographed receiving the trophy from Rotarian John Bromley. The three sixth formers who represented the school are: main speaker: Nasreen D’Agostino, Chair Thomas Jefferys and proposer of the Vote of Thanks Matty Darby.  Their winning topic was: “Manners in the 20th Century”.  The trio later took runner up position in the Regional final where the individual award for “Best Vote of Thanks” in the competition was awarded to Matty Darby. Also photographed is their coach Mr Smith. This is the most successful year yet for the Mark Rutherford team who have reached the District semi-finals for the last four consecutive years.


Congratulations to staff, students and parents/carers on a very successful Ofsted result

Recently the school underwent a one day inspection by Ofsted. It was a very positive visit with the school being told that it continues to be good. A variety of areas were looked at including safeguarding, leadership, behaviour, pupil progress and attendance. Below are some of the comments made by Ofsted in the summary report.

  • Pupils behave very well in lessons and around the school.
  • Pupils' attitudes to their lessons are very positive, and they enjoy positive relationships with teachers. This means lessons are calm and productive. Pupils work hard.
  • Pupils take care with their presentation and their pride in their work is apparent.
  • Current pupils are making good progress across the school. Evidence in pupils' books show that work is of a good standard across a range of subjects.
  • Outcomes in the sixth form have improved considerably since the last inspection.
  • Sixth formers have a high profile in the school. Many take on mentoring roles and recognise the importance of supporting younger pupils. Inspectors spoke with sixth formers in meetings and around the school. They were very positive about the guidance and support they receive, and about the school on the whole; one described it as being 'like a family-a very happy family'.
  • The sixth form thrive in a very positive learning environment.
To read the full feedback from Ofsted click here.
To read the letter to parents and carers click here.
For other Ofsted news click here.


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September 23, 2016

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