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Results and Performance Tables

Congratulations to the Class of 2021 

Congratulations to all our students on successfully completing their St Paul’s Catholic High School education in extraordinarily difficult circumstances, and securing such excellent grades. Teachers’ dedication and relentless focus on high standards, and students’ determination and resilience have been the foundation of this year’s results. Teachers have done all they can to keep students healthy and safe while continuing to deliver a high-quality education; students have worked tirelessly in the face of unprecedented change and challenge. They have worked so hard in a hugely disrupted year and they should be proud of their results.  

Every single result has been earned by the student and is a fair reflection of their performance and abilities. The changes implemented owing to cancelled exams could never have addressed all the shortcomings in the system, but school staff have worked really hard to set and mark assessments, review previous work, and ensure they are consistent and fair. The grade profile is different to previous years, but we would expect that given the different approach to assessments. 

Pupils and staff of St Paul’s have reason to celebrate these latest results with some of our students achieving among the top grades in the country. 

73% of pupils at St Paul’s achieved a Grade 4 or better in English, and 58% achieved this in both English and Maths. Similarly, in Art 79% achieved 4 or better as did 76% of those taking French, and all of those entered for Biology. 

Fifteen St Paul’s candidates achieved at least one Grade 9 in fourteen different subjects, placing them amongst the highest performing students in the country. One pupil achieved six Grade 9s which is an extraordinary achievement. 

These results are a testament to the incredible young people of St Paul’s. My thanks go to all staff for their hard work and on-going commitment and to the parents and carers of our children for their wonderful support. 

We wish all our Year 11 pupils success in their future education and careers and we look forward to seeing them at the GCSE Awards Evening planned for December 2021. 


Mr A Hren (Headteacher) 

The headline results for 2020/21:

Attainment 8 score – 43.49

% of pupils achieving a grade 5 or above in GCSE English and Maths – 33.1%

% of pupils entering the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) – 43.2%

Progress 8 score – not applicable

School Leavers Intended Destinations

For information about the intended destinations of our pupils click Intended Destinations 2019-20 Analysis


2019 Key Stage 4 Results – not current