On all the key indicators the 2011 results at St Bart’s are the best ever. – The proportion of the cohort who achieved the key measure of 5 A* – C including English and Maths increased to 72%. This reflects the excellent achievement in English and Maths. – The proportion of the cohort who achieved at least 5 A* – C grades increased significantly to 86%. – The number of grades at A* and A as a proportion of all the grades obtained continues to improve to an impressive 34% and a total of 81% of all grades were a C or higher. – The EBacc figure of 43% maintains our excellent result from 2010, which put us in the top 4% of state schools nationally. – The Average Points Score per student exceeded the 500 point mark for the first time (504), reflecting the impressive number of subjects taken by our students and the outstanding levels of achievement. This set of fantastic results is even more impressive when one considers the disruption associated with the move into a brand new building, and is a measure of the hard work, skill and commitment of the students and staff at the school. We are sure that our new learning spaces have had a positive impact on the learning experience for our students. 53 students at GCSE achieved at least 8 A* and A grades with 13 students achieving at least 8 A* grades. The results also demonstrate that great success was achieved across all attainment levels, reflecting the broad and balanced curriculum offered, with a range of courses to suit all learners. 80% of the year group intend to continue on to Sixth Form study at St Bart’s where there is a wide range of courses to suit all abilities. We look forward to welcoming our students back at the start of the autumn term on Tuesday 6 September.