Bristnall Hall Academy celebrates another outstanding set of GCSE Results

Students, staff and governors at Bristnall Hall Academy (BHA) celebrate their GCSE achievements at Sandwell’s highest performing academy. GCSE results revealed today show that Bristnall Hall Academy’s 2021 Year 11 cohort have made outstanding progress in numerous subjects, including both English and Mathematics.

These results demonstrate success for the seventh consecutive year and once again reinforce Bristnall Hall Academy’s outstanding performance. Attainment of the highest grades was particularly impressive, with many pupils achieving Grade 9 and Grade 8 passes in English, Mathematics and other EBacc subjects. As a ‘SSAT Leading Edge’ school, Bristnall Hall Academy has successfully embedded the new, more challenging GCSE examinations across its entire curriculum offer. This has helped to ensure that students have been highly successful in their studies, regardless of background or ability, making exceptional progress as a result. The attainment and progress of students in every category, including the core subjects of English, Mathematics, and Science, shows that students of all abilities are making transformational progress and this is particularly evident with high ability students.

Kully Uppal, Principal of Bristnall Hall Academy: “I am delighted to see another amazing set of GCSE results at Bristnall Hall Academy and proud that our young people have been awarded the grades that they deserve and reflect their dedication throughout their time at Bristnall Hall Academy. This is testament to their hard work, and to the dedication of the outstanding team of staff who work here. Students from our academy have achieved another excellent set of results and this success sustains the year on year rapid improvement and high performance at our academy. I am particularly impressed with these exceptional outcomes given the exceptional circumstances this year. These outstanding results will enable our students to access exciting opportunities and continue on their transformational journeys in further education, training and employment within our local region and beyond. This GCSE results day allows us to celebrate the ongoing commitment of our students, families, staff and governors, all of which has ultimately allowed BHA to deliver a quality of education we can all be proud of. It is clearly evident that Bristnall Hall Academy is a beacon of excellence and leading the way in Sandwell and the Black Country, and we remain committed to continuously deliver outstanding educational provision and outcomes for the young people of Sandwell and beyond.

Amongst the numerous Bristnall Hall Academy students who are celebrating their success are James, Paige, Mason, Chante, Rajan and Allanah. These students achieved numerous top grades, positioning them amongst the top performing students nationally.

Bristnall Hall Academy has proven to be an exceptional institute for students to learn and develop in. We wish all of our young people best wishes as they embark on the next stage of their transformational journey beyond the gates of Bristnall Hall.

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Headline Measures  – Results Summer 2019

Progress 8 0.43
Attainment 8 45.97
English element 9.49
Maths element 8.21
Ebacc element 12.70
Open element 15.57

Basics (% 9-4)

English Lang and Lit 74%
Maths 64%
Basics (English & Maths) 59%

Basics (% 9-5)

English Lang and Lit 55%
Maths 47%
Basics (English & Maths) 37%


% Pupils achieving grade 9-4 91%
% Pupils achieving grade 9-5 78%

Headline Measures – 3 Year Trend

Progress 8 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
0.40 0.18 0.43


2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
Attainment 8 45.80 43.28 45.97
English element 9.54 8.77 9.49
Maths element 8.25 7.68 8.21
Ebacc element 11.58 11.80 12.70
Open element 16.43 15.03 15.57

Basics (% 9-4)

2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
English Lang and Lit 76% 62% 74%
Maths 63% 57% 64%
Basics (English & Maths) 56% 51% 59%


Basics (% 9-5)

2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
English Lang and Lit 54% 48% 55%
Maths 43% 37% 47%
Basics (English & Maths) 37% 33% 37%


Percentage of students entered for Ebacc 55%
Percentage of students achieving grade 4+ across the Ebacc suite of subjects 31%


This is for pupils who finished year 11 two years before the year of publication. For example, the 2019 table shows pupils who finished year 11 in 2017, which is the most recent data currently available. This figure covers any sustained education or employment destination.

Percentage of students who either stayed in education or went into employment after year 11 92%