A PARTINGTON school is celebrating the achievement of pupils.

Broadoak School was measured as being in second place for GCSE performance against 100 groups of schools and pupils having a similar profile, according to the Fischer Family Trust (FFT).

FFT found that many headteachers and school leaders see this measure as a much fairer and comparative way of evaluating the performance of any one school.

The study at Broadoak found that 55 per cent of pupils achieved the national standard in English and maths in 2018 ­— which FFT says is 18 per cent higher than schools with a similar profile and intake of pupil.

It found that pupils make half a grade more progress across every subject when compared to other similar schools across the entire country.

Broadoak is predicting an even stronger set of GCSE results in 2019, building on three years of record-breaking results.

Headteacher Lee McConaghie said: “The school community knew that this group of pupils were destined to achieve strong examination grades and results day was the culmination of a successful journey. However, this recent news shows how committed the pupils, staff and parents are in ensuring this school nurtures pupils who can compete with anyone, anywhere.”

The highest achieving pupil in 2018 was Kayleigh Holland. She is now studying A-levels at Loreto College and said: “Broadoak has given me the platform to succeed and I feel thoroughly prepared for the challenges ahead of me.”