7th February 2020

Bristnall Hall Academy top of the GCSE class again!

We are extremely proud that Bristnall Hall Academy has achieved the highest Progress 8 score in Sandwell. The figures published by the Department of Education validates, the hard work and commitment put in by our students, supplemented superbly by staff, parents, carers, governors and our Academy Transformation Trust, has allowed Bristnall Hall to deliver a quality of education we can all be proud of. This accolade further reinforces our commitment to continuously deliver outstanding educational provision and outcomes for the young people of Sandwell.

With Progress 8 scores being positive in every area, including the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science, students of all abilities at Bristnall Hall Academy have excelled and made transformational progress. This is testament to the Bristnall Hall belief that all learners will receive the highest quality of education”.

The whole child and their wellbeing is paramount and is at the centre of all we do. Due to the high standards and relentless focus on the quality of teaching and learning, coupled with exceptional care for our young people, we at Bristnall Hall Academy are in a class of our own.

Please follow this link for further information: https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/schools-by-type?step=phase&region=333&geographic=la&phase=secondary

Bristnall Hall Academy Celebrate Record Set of GCSE Results

Pupils are celebrating their record breaking GCSE achievements at Sandwell’s highest performing school. GCSE results revealed today show that Bristnall Hall Academy’s 2019 Year 11 cohort have made outstanding progress in numerous subjects, including both English and Mathematics.

These results demonstrate success for the fifth consecutive year and once again reinforce Bristnall Hall Academy’s outstanding performance. Attainment of the highest grades was particularly impressive, with several 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.

Amongst the numerous Bristnall Hall Academy students who are celebrating their success are Ellie Sheward, Callum Esprey, Brayden Birch, Francesca Barker and Lillie-Mae Clewer. These students achieved numerous top grades, positioning them amongst the top performing students nationally.

Mr Kully Uppal, Principal at Bristnall Hall Academy commented: “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 increased level of challenge in GCSE examinations. These outstanding results will enable our students to access exciting opportunities in further education, training and employment within our local region and beyond.”

Mr Vince Green, Executive Principal, commented: “I am delighted to see a record breaking set of GCSE results at Bristnall Hall Academy. We always go into each examination results season expecting students at the academy to make excellent levels of progress. This is testimony to their hard work, and to the dedication of the outstanding team of staff that work there. Congratulations to all of our young people on their achievements.

Progress 8

The video explains the new GCSE grading system.


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Headline Measures  – Results Summer 2019

Progress 8 0.44
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 0.44


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%