Dear Parents/Carers and Students
Welcome back and I am really looking forward to welcoming all our new and existing students back to Rainford High for a new school year. This year we are going to continue to move forward as a school and make further improvements to ensure that Rainford High is the best school it can be.
The exams results have shown a number of improvements as once again many of our students achieved great results at both A level and GCSE. At A level we saw more students achieve the best grades with 42% of students achieving A*-B and at GCSE we saw 76% of students achieve five good GCSE grades with the number of students gaining C grades and above improving in both Maths and English from last year. Student progress has also improved in many areas of the curriculum which we are pleased to see for all the young people as we want to be adding as much to our students learning as possible.
I hope that everyone has had a restful summer and is looking forward to returning to school to make great progress by improving their skills, knowledge and understanding. One of the most pleasing things from our results has been the improving progress and achievement of our pupil premium students showing that the school is growing with our ethos of Everyone Matter, Everyone Helps and Everyone Succeeds.
I am sure it is going to be a great year at Rainford High with a great many successes and achievements to come. I would ask every student to come to school this year with a positive belief that they can improve. The most important thing to getting better and making progress is working hard, carrying on when you make mistakes and not giving up. These are qualities that are essential in becoming a great learner and we will be working hard to help everyone achieve this goal.
Welcome back and enjoy the new school year.
Mr Ian Young