Progress eight is now the key indicator of a school's success, replacing the older five A*-C including English and maths measure. A progress eight score of zero is the national average, and schools with a positive progress eight score are shown to have made more progress with their students than the national average.

In 2017, our students achieved a progress eight score of +0.19, indicating that the students at Lavington School achieved 1.9 grades higher, on average, than their national counterparts from the subjects counted in the new performance tables.

Our exam results have regularly been in the top 5% nationally and OFSTED judged the school to be 'Good' in November 2017.

Important as academic achievement is, there is much more to life at Lavington School. We are well known for our successes in sports and outdoor pursuits as well as excelling in art, music and drama. Many students are involved in charitable work and community projects both within school and the wider community.

We are proud of our achievements at Lavington School, but there is always more we can do. By working together, we can shape a future for our young people in which they achieve more than they dreamed possible.

Lavington School is identified as being one of the most successful schools in the country and has been highly rated by Ofsted. At the heart of this success are the core values that I and the whole school community believe are important:

  • Excellent teaching by experienced, specialist teachers
  • Individual care through an excellent pastoral system
  • High levels of achievement through a challenging academic curriculum chosen to give students the best life chances
  • Innovation in all aspects of education
  • Traditional values of behaviour, appearance and conduct
  • Developing personal leadership through a wide programme of extra-curricular activities.

At Lavington, we believe that every member of staff contributes to the development of your son or daughter; whatever their role, we expect all staff to support your child, challenge them to excel and celebrate their achievements. It is only through close partnership between students, their families and school staff that we can make your child’s dreams a reality.

Ralph Plummer

Head of School

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