Achievement, Respect, Transformation

Batley Girls’ maintains 100% pass at A level!
Batley Girls’ has again achieved 100% A*-E at A level - well in excess of the national and local pass rate. 39% of the results were A*-B and a stunning 81% of the total were A*-C. Core subjects did spectacularly well with 88-9% of candidates getting A*-C in Maths, English Literature and Biology. Humanities subjects also performed strongly: Sociology achieved 93% A*-C, RE 87% and History 86%.

In our Visual Arts College, Fine Art and Graphics results were once again excellent with 100% of candidates getting A*-C - a statistic matched by Urdu students. The Extended Project Qualification, which requires students to show the independent enquiry skills most valued by universities was most pleasing - 90% of our young women achieved A*-C and 30% A*. At 12, the number of A*s was record breaking - like so many of this year’s results.

Many individuals did exceptionally well with 5 achieving over 400 UCAS points.
Sarrah Moeen gained 440 points, Safiyyah Mayat 430, Safiyya Fadia 420. Fehmida Chopdat got 400 points as did Maariyah Islam, despite a disappointing first year, - a testimony to the fact we never give up on our students! Aadila Chothia achieved 1A*, 1A and 2 Bs across English Literature English Language, Maths and Biology; Saddiya Abed 3As and Kulsoom Patel 2As and 2Cs. One top achiever is going on to study Engineering, another Dentistry, making it clear that we do not only produce artists!

“Results like these underline just how special our sixth form provision is and why we needed our £1 million post 16 centre” said a delighted Jackie Eames. “Last year’s record-breaking AS pass rate has been maintained with an astonishing 96% of all entries being passes. Of these 71% were A*-C - 10% up on last year’s very good figure This is way in excess of national figures and staff at Batley Girls’ High School are looking forward to taking these students through A2 study in our brand new sixth form centre. They will be joined by a record number of y12 applicants - I am now looking forward to next week’s GCSE results which I am confident will also be a source of pride. A huge thank you to the students, their families and our staff for continuing to prove that Batley Girls' are ‘Simply the best!’
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Batley Girls' surpass themselves: 70% A*-C including Maths and English
All the headline statistics rocketed this year at Batley Girls’ High School with the 3 core subjects achieving their best ever results. English Language went beyond the 80% barrier despite worries nationally that results would dip; Maths also did brilliantly with 74% achieving A*-C. The 5A*-C including Maths and English was thus over 70% - a massive 16% above last year’s scores. Science GCSE’s 90% A*-C grades contributed to a 95% score at 5A*-C including Science.
Most subjects did really well, with 20 courses including Music, Graphics and Information Technology achieving 100% A*-C. Other impressive results included Statistics at 84%, French at 83%, English Literature at 75% and Home Economics at 77%. Many subjects also achieved numerous A*and As - 28% of Science, 30% of Film Studies almost a fifth of RE results and 27% of Sociology grades were A+ as were a fabulous 48% 0f Statistics.

“10 girls got 10 or more A*s and As this year, and there are ‘21 today’ whose best 8 are all A* and A grades,” commented Executive Head Jackie Eames. “At the old measure of 5A*-C we achieved a remarkable 99.5%. Our new sixth form centre will be full of local young women who have earned a place in our first class facility by achieving great GCSE results. 22nd August will be another joyous day to add to the brilliant 100% pass at A level last week. I want to thank all my staff who have supported the girls so well and congratulate our students and their families. Together, we make a great team!”
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BATLEY GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL IS OUTSTANDING IN ALL RESPECTS!

"This is an outstanding school." - Ofsted (Oct 9th and 10th)

Please enjoy the full report, a copy has been sent home as well as being available to read here - it is a real cause for celebration and joy! Happy half term! Jackie Eames
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Batley Girls' High School - Top of the Kirklees Value Added tables!
On January 24th, the BBC published the national league tables for Value Added scores from Yr7-Yr11. In other words, it measures the value we add, or the difference we make to every single individual. We are very proud to be the best school in Kirklees for our Value Added score. In December, we also received an early release estimation (the final score will be published in spring term) that we are in the top 5% of all school nationally for Value Added.

Well done to all staff and students!
The Education (Pupil Registration) (England) Regulations 2006
Amendments have been made to the 2006 regulations in the Education (Pupil Registration) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013. These amendments will come into force on 1 September 2013. Amendments to the 2006 regulations remove references to family holiday and extended leave as well as the statutory threshold of ten school days. The amendments make clear that head teachers may not grant any leave of absence during term time unless there are exceptional circumstances. Head teachers should determine the number of school days a child can be away from school if the leave is granted. The current law does not give any entitlement to parents to take their child on holiday during term time. Any application for leave must be in exceptional circumstances and the head teacher must be satisfied that the circumstances warrant the granting of leave.

Parents can be fined for taking their child on holiday during term time without consent from the school.

The Education (Penalty Notices) (England) Regulations 2007
Amendments have been made to the 2007 Regulations in the Education (Penalty Notices) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2013. These amendments, as described below, will come into force on 1 September 2013.
The 2007 regulations set out the procedures for issuing penalty notices (fines) to each parent who fails to ensure their children’s regular attendance at school or fails to ensure that their excluded child is not in a public place during the first five days of exclusion.
Amendments to 2007 regulations will reduce the timescales for paying a penalty notice. Parents must, from 1 September 2013, pay £60 within 21 days or £120 within 28 days.
For more information go to the Department for education website:
http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/behaviour/attendance/a00223868/regulations-amendments