At GCSE in 2021, another strange year for education, students at SHS continued to achieve outstandingly. Staff expertly and professionally assessed student attainment and measured progress based on current data and historic performance.
Once again, the Value Added measure, the amount by which students progress between KS2 and KS4, was nearly three quarters of a grade per student per subject beyond their normal expected prediction.
Results like this confirm the school as one of the highest performing non-fee paying schools in Norfolk.
The School also continues to consolidate its position as a high achieving public post-16 provider in the area. Nearly a quarter of a century since it opened, Sheringham Sixth students continue to achieve well and go to their chosen universities. Two in every five students this year qualified for Norfolk Scholar status.
Click on the School Data Dashboard and the Department for Education to see how well we are doing against other schools nationally.
I am excited to be Headteacher here. Sheringham is a proud town in a proud county and we are proud to serve its community by producing students who are knowledgeable, caring, eager to achieve and happy to take their places in a challenging and changing world. The students are wonderful, governors supportive and the staff is made up of exceptional professionals who are dedicated to leading our students towards resilience, curiosity and independence.
Our curriculum at SHS is truly broad and balanced. Few schools can say that they offer such subjects as photography, technology, business, horticulture, motor mechanics, child development, food, textiles, PE, Drama, Art, Computing and Music as well as the foundation subjects of two languages, two humanities and Philosophy and Ethics. Our English results are outstanding year on year. Our Science department consistently achieves top results in trilogy and triple, while also offering a transition course post 16 in Applied Science. Few schools can also boast such a comprehensive curriculum at sixth form with a social science offer, amongst others, which rivals much larger facilities with Sociology, Psychology and Criminology. Not to mention our level 2 offer, post 16, of Work Skill and Health and Social Care.
Come and visit us and see first-hand what makes this school such a special place for students, parents, carers and staff alike.
Dr Andrew Richardson (Headteacher)