2017 GCSE Results


This year Ashton on Mersey School is again celebrating with another school record set of results, reflecting an increase in the proportion of pupils gaining good GCSE results. 66% of pupils attained the 9-4 benchmark in English and Maths, with 42% of all pupils achieving 9-5 grades in these subjects. 14 pupils achieved 8+ grades and 37 pupils achieved 5+ grades at 9-7/ A*- A. 3 pupils in English and a further 3 in Maths secured the highest grades possible (grade 9).

Ashton on Mersey has had 5 ‘outstanding’ Ofsted judgements and continues to be a lead Teaching School, training new teachers as well as supporting a number of other schools in their work. The Headteacher Aidan Moloney stated:

‘We are very proud of our continued year on year improvements especially against the backdrop of much more rigorous and challenging examinations and a new assessment framework. Significant credit and congratulations should go to the pupils and staff for their continued commitment and enthusiasm in embracing change to achieve these school record results. We are delighted with the results, which appropriately reflect the efforts put in by all in school during the last year.’

The Dean Trust schools look to emulate the success at Ashton on Mersey and the Chief Executive Tarun Kapur CBE stated that:

‘It is essential that Ashton on Mersey maintains this status as all of our schools use Ashton as a ‘model of excellence’ and learn much from their practice. This is not limited to our own schools as we also successfully support many other schools across the North West’.