Department for Education
Additional information about Long Field Spencer Academy can be accessed through the Department for Education website, which includes links to school performance:
Performance Data 2022
Despite some disruption due to COVID this year group have provided the school with our best ever results. This really is testament to how hard the students worked but also to the work the teachers put in during the students’ time at school and whilst the students were working remotely.
75% of students got a 4 in Maths and English, 49% got a 5 in Maths and English and 17% got a 7 in Maths and English.
The progress score for this group of students was +0.1 which shows they made more progress in their subjects compared to their counterparts across the country.
The results in many areas were above the national average
Maths – 81% of students got a Grade 4 or above in Maths, 60% for a Grade 5 or above in Maths and 21% got a Grade 7 or above in Maths.
English – 79% of students got a Grade 4 or above in English, 63% for a Grade 5 or above in English and 22% got a Grade 7 or above in English.
Science – 77% of students got two Grade 4s or above in Science and 53% of students got two Grade 5s of above in Science.
Languages – 94% of students got a Grade 4 or above in Languages and 96% of students got a Grade 5 or above in Languages. Students studied French and German with some students also sitting Polish and Italian,
Social Sciences – History and Geography are two of our most popular GCSE subjects with students achieving 71% at Grade 4 and 64% at Grade 5.
All subjects got at least one Grade 9 apart from the one student who received a Grade 8 in Italian.
Computing was the only subject to perform not as well as predicted and this is an area for improvement in the school in 2022/2023.
All vocational subjects had a Level 2 pass rate of over 80%.
Chloe Young was the first student to obtain a complete set of Grade 9s in all of her subjects (including the notoriously difficult Further Maths) and she was closely followed by Rebecca Spencer who obtained all 9s and one 8, Eve Harknett who obtained all 9s and two 8s and Hattie Miles who obtained 6 Grade 9s.
Other top performers included Tilly Ives, Katherine Weir, Victoria Richardson, William Harvey, Heather Singer-Hitchin, Adam Thornley, Isabella Puttnam, Jack Goodbourne, Imogen Jade, Jynx Latham-Rourke, Emily Gilder, Sylwia Mularczyk, Sam Orange, Leah Whait, Alexis Culley and Isabella Pamarac.
A special well done to students who struggled on the return from lockdown, all of whom obtained fabulous results through hard work and support from home and school. These students included Luke Fraser, Bradley Clinch and Lilli Ansell.
Well done to students who obtained Distinction Star in their BTEC subjects also – Animal Care – Amelia Eldridge, Ella Fairbrother and Millie Jenkins, Music – Aidan Devlin and Adam Thornley and Travel and Tourism – Leah Whait and Skye Pollione.
And finally a special mention for Toby Langford who in Year 6 was told he would never be able to be successful in a secondary comprehensive and his parents were told to consider specialist provision. He obtained a 6, 3 5s and 2 4s and continues his dream of becoming a palaeontologist.
Long Field Spencer Academy was inspected in May 2023 by OFSTED. Click here to read the report.
Performance Data 2021
Despite two lockdowns our students in Year 11 worked very hard to ensure they obtained an excellent set of results this year. We are really pleased with how they did and feel they got the grades they deserved and of which they were capable.
Expecting changes to assessment, we had told students at the start of the year of the importance of working hard all year to ensure they had generated enough evidence for their grades. They took this very seriously and took up the challenge with their normal enthusiasm and good humour.
Twins Ben Sandilands and Harry Sandilands were our first every students to obtain grade 9 in all of their exams. We knew the boys would do well as soon as they started in Year 7 and these grades were well deserved. Ben would like to be a physicist and Harry a Doctor.
Joshua Swain and Sofia Hardy were close behind with 8x 9 Grades and 7x 9 grades respectively, well done to both of these fantastic students.
Charlie Hull who was treated for a rare form of cancer throughout Year 10 passed all of his examinations with flying colours. This is an amazing achievement.
Many students received high grades but special mention must also go to Ben Bridge, Caleb Tompkins, Sophie Williamson-Quilter, Laura Thompson, Lauren Farrow, Henry Jones, Kaitlyn Colman, Alysha Dawe, Harry Pinder, Emily Rance and Candice Chapman.
We ran GCSE Further Maths for the first time this year. All the students who took this course obtained grade 8 or above.
As well as our GCSE subjects we run a number of BTEC courses alongside students’ GCSEs. These were assessed as they are normally and the very top grades of distinction star were secured by Kaitlyn Coleman, Freya Fowler, Olivia Jack, Amelia Williams, Hannah Spencer, Caleb Tompkins, Flynn Walsh, Leah Carver, Mollie Gilder, Kamsayini Lingatharan, Leah Wainman, Jasmin Wren and Mia Longley.
I am very proud of them all and would like to also thank my staff for all of their hard work over the past two years with this fantastic group of students.
For any parents and students interested in looking around Long Field, we have open events on Saturday 4th September (10am – 12pm), Thursday 9th September (5pm – 8pm) and Thursday 7th October (5pm – 8pm). We look forward to seeing you all there.
Performance Data 2019
We are delighted with the results achieved by our students this year. We are also very pleased with the progress made within our departments. Areas that had achieved excellent results previously, sustained and improved their results this year and areas that had not done so well last year greatly improved and their results were, in most cases, above or well above the National Average
Top performing students who achieved top grades (7, 8 and 9) were Grace Spokes, Geraldine Kirk, Victoria Cleathero, Harry Greaves, Charlotte Knowles, Natasha Matthews, Archie Wood, Katie Davies, Skye Evatt Baxter, Isabella Shorrock, Elsbeth Wesson, Maddy Clifton, Beth Jordan, Lulu Cooper, Kacper Janus, Milosz Kapelinski, Poppy Tott-Buswell, Lewis Metcalf, Alex Warrington, Beatriz Oliveira, Lucas Hall, Jamie Moult, Matthew Tierney, Isobel Eastwood, Abbey Carlile, Isaac Murray, Aimee Seymour, Drew Bowker, Archie Wood, Niamh Taylor, Chad Cockerill, James Le Pla, Emma Pickup, Anna Scott, Emerald Roberts and Holly Mayfield,
The highest attaining student was Maddy Clifton. Maddy achieved 9s in Biology, Geography, History and Physics, with 7s or higher in her other subjects.
The student who made the most progress was Isabella Shorrock. Isabella’s progress score is around 3.470 meaning she obtained grades almost three and a half times higher than students with the same scores as her at Key Stage 2. Isabella achieved a grade 9 in English Language and English Literature.
All students have started at colleges or apprenticeships. College destinations include MV16, Harrington, Leicester College and Loughborough College. We will continue to monitor the students to ensure they have a settled start, and help any that need to change their destinations.
We have a provisional progress 8 score of 0 which means our students are performing in line with national expectations. This really does show the progress the school continues to make and the improvement on last year.
61% of students achieved a Grade 4 or above in Maths and English, with 41% of students achieving a grade 5 or above in Maths and English. Both of these results are the highest ever recorded for the school. The Grade 5 percentage in Maths is in line with the top twenty percent of schools in the country and the English Language results are now in line with National average at Grade 4. English was our most improved area in terms of progress with a fantastic increase of 0.6.
In Science, 74% of students achieved a Grade 4 or above in at least two sciences, and 50% of students got Grade 5 or above in at least two sciences. Both of these figures are above the National Average and are an improvement on 2018’s excellent results.
In Languages, 77% of students achieved a Grade 4 or above, and 54% of students got Grade 5 or above. Both of these figures are above the National Average and are an improvement on 2018’s excellent results.
In Humanities (History and Geography), 83% of students achieved a Grade 4 or above and 67% of students achieved a Grade 5 or above. Both of these figures are above the National Average and, again, are an improvement on 2018’s excellent results.
Valued Added for Basket 2 subjects is extremely strong with some of the best results the school has ever seen – beating some of the World Class schools in the Trust: Science (0.226), Languages (0.054), Humanities (0.587)
31% of students achieved a Grade 4 or above in the EBACC suite of qualifications and 20% of students achieved Grade 5 or above in the EBACC suite of qualifications. Both of these figures are above the National Average and are an improvement on the excellent 2018 results.
In Art, all students achieved a Grade 7 or above. These results are above the National Average and show an improvement on the 2018 results.
In Food 85.4% of students achieved Grade 4 or above. Although not as good as the previous year’s attainment, the progress of this year’s students was much higher than last year’s.
Computing results were much improved, with an increase of 21% at Grade 9-4.
In P.E., 91% of students achieved Grade 4 or above with 76% of students achieving Grade 5 or above.
All students passed RS at Grade 4 with 83% getting a Grade 5 or above and 33% getting a Grade 7 or above. Both of these figures are above the National Average and are an improvement on the excellent 2018 results.
In Vocational Courses (BTECS and CACHE), 98% of students who completed the courses achieved a Level 2 Pass (equivalent of a Grade 4) or above.
The cohort comprised 105 students, 29 of whom did not start with us in Year 7 but joined us from other schools during their secondary education. In this cohort of 29 there were 5 students who were on our roll, but educated elsewhere. Students such as these are known as outliers, and all joined us from other secondary schools before starting their alternative provision. They all obtained individual negative progress 8 scores but 4 of the 5 managed to achieve some qualifications, which was pleasing to see.