For over a decade the School has recorded a set of GCSE and GCE results which place it in the top tier of schools across the county and country.
At GCSE in 2019, 90% of students achieved grade 4+ at GCSE in English which maintains the high standard in the subject. This, along with the Maths pass-rate, places the school in the top tier in the County and Country for top line English and Maths results but also, based on current data, for Value Added; the amount by which students progress between KS2 and KS4. Couple these successes with outstanding Science, Humanities, Languages and Arts results over the last 5 years, on average, students at SHS will each make almost a half of a grade more than the national average expectation.
This makes the school 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. In the 22nd year of its existence, all its students got to their universities and 10% of its small cohort qualify for Norfolk Scholar status.
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 and Music as well as the foundation subjects of two languages, two humanities and Philosophy and Ethics. 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 Skills, Motors, 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.
Andrew Richardson (Headteacher)