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Teesside High School is judged to be Excellent by the Independent Schools Inspectorate
“The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent. Pupils achieve a high rate of progress in changes to their attainment levels over time.”
“Communication skills are a real strength of the pupils. In discussions, pupils were highly articulate and were able to express their opinions in a mature, confident manner and with great clarity…They are insightful and perceptive beyond their years.”
“Pupils’ academic achievements outside the curriculum are excellent, at local, regional and national level. Many pupils throughout the school achieve notable success in sporting, musical, artistic and cultural arenas, both individually and in teams.” – ISI, 2022
Furthermore, Teesside High School passed its Regulatory Compliance Inspection in October 2017, meeting all Standards and being judged to be fully compliant.
We are extremely proud of our reputation for academic success and delighted to strengthen this further with another round of excellent A-level and GCSE results in August 2023. Please note, due to our independent school status, our results are not always accurately reflected in the Department for Education league tables. For up to date facts, figures and comparisons, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We are a small school which punches above its weight; our examination results rival some of the most academically selective schools in the entire North East region.
We are one of the region’s leading independent schools (The Sunday Times, 2021); we are proud to add significant value to each and every students’ education.
In September 2021, Teesside High School received recognition for the value added to pupils’ expected examination results, with our Sixth Form singled out for particular praise.
The school’s Science, A-level Mathematics and Sixth Form (16-18) departments have all been applauded for achieving value-added scores which rank within the top 1% of educational providers in the UK.
Value-added is a measure of the progress students make during their time at school.
At Teesside High School Sixth Form, on average, every student achieved almost a grade higher than their GCSE results suggested they would.
In STEM, every single one of the school’s Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics subjects achieved value-added results which rank within the top 1% of the country, with every STEM student exceeding their A-level examination target by between one and two grades.
Teesside High School students celebrated a 100% A-level pass rate for the fifth successive year in August 2023.
Almost a third of all examination results secured impressive A*-A grades, and a quarter of all Year 13 pupils achieved a clean sweep of prestigious high grades (A*-B), securing places to read degree courses such as Medicine, Law, Biochemistry and Politics and International Relations, to name just a few.
Almost a third of all Year 11 pupils secured 5 or more of the highest possible GCSE grades (7-9), equivalent to A*-A, in 2023.
The school also recorded an improved overall GCSE pass rate despite a return to pre-pandemic grading; 91% of students secured five 9-4 grades (A*-C) against a North East average of 67.8%.
Early Years pupils at Teesside High School achieve above and beyond their potential; they consistently outperform their counterparts on both a national and regional basis, in both independent and state settings.
Our Nursery and Reception pupils’ progress was highlighted during our ISI Inspection:
“Academic data for Prep School pupils and evidence of the excellent development levels of EYFS children, as reflected in the most recent nationally validated attainment results…show attainment levels well above those usually expected for their age.”
“Children in EYFS organise their learning with a high level of independence and choose stimulating activities, often opting for academically focused ones.”