We were already delighted with the academic achievement of the Class of 2023 but now that the DfE have published the results of all schools, we can announce that PGHS ranked 249th nationally, which places us in the top 3.6% of schools in the country!
Our students achieved almost three quarters of a grade higher in all their subjects, and we can proudly state that we are the top-performing non-selective school in Lancashire for both attainment and progress this year. Impressively, two thirds of our students secured a Grade 4 or higher in subjects that make up the rigorous English Baccalaureate suite of qualifications. Perhaps most importantly, over 92% of our students achieved at least a Grade 4 in both English and maths, enabling them to take their next exciting step in their educational journey.
Securing academic results like these can’t simply be attributed to being girls-only; it’s the product of expert teaching by well-trained subject specialists, excellent attendance combined with a superb attitude to learning on the part of our students, and underpinned by parents providing vitally-needed support and encouragement.
Our Chair of Governors, Ms Russell-Hayes was overjoyed to receive the news of the achievements of the Class of 2023:
“On behalf of the governors, I would like to express my thanks for all the hard work of staff, students and parents that went into achieving these tremendous results. This level of progress does not happen over one year alone; it takes all five years of consistent hard work and dedicated effort by all concerned. I am always in awe of what we achieve as a school, consistently, year on year but I never think it can continue to improve. I am delighted to say I have once again been proved wrong. Outstanding! Wow!”