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Our Performance & Exam Results

Exam Results 

The key headline measure for schools is Progress 8, which measures success by looking at the progress every single student makes across a broad range of 8 subjects.  This is a measure of the value we add during the students’ educational journey with us, regardless of their ability.  Progress 8 accounts for the difference between what a student achieves in their subjects and what national benchmarks require them to achieve.  A score of zero indicates expected progress has been made.  A score below -0.5 is regarded as below the national floor standard.

As a school we are proud of the fact that we have secured a positive Progress 8 figure for the last three academic years.  This means that, using the Government’s preferred measure of school performance, our students, on average, make greater progress than expected in every one of their 8 subjects.  Additional detail about our exam results can be seen in the ‘Student Achievement 2020’ document in the downloads section below.

The DfE Compare School site where more achievement and attainment data for the school can be found at here

Exam Results 2020

The summer 2020 exam series was cancelled by the Secretary of State in order to help fight the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19).  Students were therefore awarded a grade based on an assessment grade that they would have been most likely to achieve had exams gone ahead.  These results were based on a range of evidence and data, including performance on mock exams and non-exam assessment.

Although typical performance measures were not in place for schools due to the cancellation of exams, indicative data for these measures can be seen in the ‘Student Achievement 2020’ document.


Ofsted visited Newfield School in March 2017 (report published 5 May 2017) and judged the school to be “Good”.  The details of this inspection can be found here.

Student Destinations 

We hold a post-16 evening each year for our Year 11 students and they also have sixth form ‘taster’ lessons at King Ecgbert School during the autumn term.  A Careers Advisor from Sheffield Futures is also in school each week to support with post-16 considerations.  Alongside this we have a CEIAG coordinator who builds in CEIAG activities from Year 7.

For more detailed information on destination post-16, please click here.

**It should be noted that the above links are to external sites and the school takes no responsibility for anything inaccurate or irresponsible that may be shown on them.  

Pupil Premium 

Newfield School is committed to investing the pupil premium to provide opportunities for all students to achieve their full potential.  Please see the ‘Pupil Premium’ section of our website for more details. 

Quality Mark 

The Quality Mark recognises that the Achievement for All framework was used to significant effect resulting in target students making outstanding improvements and where the school has led effective joint work with other schools.