Introduction to Grindon Hall School
As seems to be the case with most building projects, nothing is ever quite as simple as it seems. There are still one or two outstanding issues which need to be resolved before the contractors can get started in earnest. Demolition will not begin over the holidays as we had hoped but it will not be long before they start knocking things down and we see the new structure emerging. We are still on track to complete in time for our return to school in September. (Updated 22 March)
May we wish all parents, pupils and visitors to this site a very enjoyable Easter break. We return to school on Monday 8th April.
NEW WEBSITE COMING SOON!!
Work has begun on our new website. In the meantime, this site will be used to keep parents up to date with key developments. The new site is expected to be fully operational within the next few weeks.
Yes - I know we've been saying that for a while but things are moving ahead and we should be up and running ... soon. (22 March)
2012 GCSE Results
School League Tables were published in January and we are pleased to be able to confirm another year of excellent GCSE results. 96% of our students achieved at least 5 A*-C grades; 88% achieved 5 A*-C grades including Maths and English; and our English Baccalaureate score was 61% (the national average in 2011 was 15%).
As we half expected, these results place us very comfortably at the top of Sunderland Schools League Tables. Not only that, but on the basis of results published in the press it seems that we are the fifth best-performing school in the whole North East region - only four of the the most expensive, highly selective schools achieved higher results. As we often say, however, we do not regard league tables as particularly important and certainly do not adapt our subject offering in response to them - but it is nevertheless important that we encourage all our students to achieve the best of which they are capable. Well done to all students and teachers on another fine set of results. It is very encouraging to see a number of other schools significantly improving their E.Bacc scores and that can only be good for Sunderland as a whole.
Happy New Year from all at Grindon Hall!