- 6th Form
- Prospective Parents
- Life at Reach
- Wraparound Care
Reach Academy was named this week as one of only 100 schools where the poorest pupils made more progress in their GCSEs compared to their better-off peers. The research, published by Impetus PEF and featured in a number of national newspapers, named Reach in third place nationally, and one of only three non-selective schools in the top 10.
The reports quoted Ed Vainker, who said that “Starting from scratch” allowed the school to focus on “powerful relationships” between teachers, pupils and their families. Home visits before the start of term and using teachers’ first names, as well as a team of counsellors available daily for mental health issues, also helped.
The pupils with top scores were “those with rich relationships with staff”, he said.
We continue to be proud of our first GCSE cohort, who are now working hard in Year 12 and beginning to think about what they might study at University.