Rhyddings is celebrating a significant upturn in results which has meant we are the most improved school in Hyndburn, and second most improved local authority school in Lancashire!

Rhyddings’ Progress 8 score has improved by 0.5 points over last year, which is the equivalent to five grades per student. This is a significant achievement in a year where more than half of schools’ progress fell, some significantly.

Progress 8 measures a student’s progress between Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 4 across eight key subjects, including English and Maths.

Headteacher Paul Trickett attributes the improvement to the school’s principles of a broad and balanced curriculum.

He said: “In education, one size certainly does not fit all.”

“We work continuously to ensure each individual student’s needs are met and that they are pushed and encouraged in option subjects just as much as they are in English and Maths.

“There is no doubt anywhere in life that achievement only comes through hard work and dedication, which both staff and students have clearly demonstrated over the last 12 months.

“At the beginning of the 2016/17 academic year, we set ourselves and our students ambitious targets then monitored them closely to ensure the journey to improvement was on track.

“I am extremely proud to be Headteacher at Rhyddings. It is once again an honour to oversee a school that sees amazing value added to our students’ results. This would certainly not be possible without the continued efforts of my extremely conscientious, professional staff.”