Rushmoor is a school of mixed ability, mixed race, mixed creed and mixed social background reflecting both the nature of Bedford and the position of the school within the independent educational provision of the area. The diversity of the school is one of its strengths. However, it does also mean that Rushmoor has to cater for the many different needs of the individual pupils and parents. This requires considerable flexibility from both teachers and the system as a whole, to ensure the best educational opportunity for each one of our pupils.
Excellent Examination Results for 2016
Rushmoor is a non-selective school and once again the pupils have performed exceedingly well in their GCSE Examinations. The percentage of pupils achieving 5 A* - C grades was 90%. Once again, we had a number of departments achieving a 100% pass rate at A*-C grades, together with the science department achieving a 95% pass rate at A*-C. Departmental results were above the national average in terms of A*–C grade percentages and, unlike the national trend, we saw an increase in pass rates for English and mathematics. In maths and English the majority of our pupils achieved results above their indicator grades, which reflects the valued-added scores the school routinely achieves.
The teachers and learning support staff are dedicated to ensuring our pupils, ranging from our gifted and talented pupils to those with specific learning needs, achieve their potential. These results reflect their hard work, which goes beyond the classroom, through booster lessons and revision sessions during the school holiday periods. These are excellent results for a non-selective independent school. The pupils are to be congratulated for their effort and determination in striving to achieve their goals.
Special mention to:
Jack Waugh who achieved 8 A*/A grades and 1 B grade
Matthew Kokkat who achieved 7 A*/A grades and 2 B grades
Taylor-James McCardie who achieved 6 A grades and 2 B grades