St Andrew’s is a non selective independent 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.
Examination Results for 2020
The confusion around exam grades during the COVID-19 Pandemic led to a significant amount of anxiety for children across the UK; however, we were impressed by the attitude of our extremely hard working Year 11 cohort. The grades they received reflects the progress they had made up until the beginning of the Covid lockdown.
We implemented a professional and responsible assessment system to ensure the grades are a true reflection of ability levels and we are once again pleased with our GCSE results in 2020 where 93% were awarded at grade 4-9. Highlights include:
Since 2016 St Andrew's School and Rushmoor have run a joint Sixth Form. This year, in what was an unprecedented year for education, we were also delighted to announce an incredible set of A Level and Cambridge Technical results. 73% of all grades awarded were at A*-B. 100% passed at A* to E. These grades really do demonstrate that the nurturing environment and ethos of hard work in our Sixth Form is incredibly beneficial for pupils and, ultimately, leads to a great deal of success.
We are incredibly proud of every single one of our sixth form pupils and what they have achieved but, as always, there are some very notable high achievers including:
This was also the first year of Cambridge Technical results for our Sixth Form and these have also been incredibly successful. All students entered sat the Extended Diploma in Business, which is equivalent to three A level subjects, and all pupils recorded high passes, with many at distinction * level.
Our A level and GCSE results are especially pleasing as we are a non-selective independent school.
As Principal my aim is to ensure that each child has reached their potential when they move on from Rushmoor and also to instil high moral standards in the pupils to allow them to become well-rounded individuals.
Please contact my PA, Philippa Abruzzese, who deals with Admissions for both St Andrew's and Rushmoor Schools. She is based on the Rushmoor site, so please telephone 01234 352031 or email heads_PA@rushmoorschool.co.uk to arrange a personal visit with me. I look forward to meeting you.
Ian Daniel, BA, NPQH