About the school
Whether you are a student, parent, prospective parent, neighbour or a potential candidate for a post at Vyners – we hope that this website will provide a brief insight into our school and some of the fantastic work undertaken by our highly motivated students and exceptional staff.
Our aim is simple. We want to be the best school in the country so that our students get a better deal here than they would in any other school.
Vyners is an extremely popular and successful ‘Leading Edge’ school with an excellent reputation for academic achievement and extra-curricular activities. The school’s performance at GCSE level is outstanding and we have a rapidly improving Sixth Form – over the last three years we have been ranked in the top 20% of all schools nationally at GCSE, whilst we continue to perform in line with national expectations at A-level. In 2019, 87% of students gained a standard pass (grade 4) in both the English and Maths at GCSE level with 65% achieving a strong pass (grade 5) in these core subjects. At A-level, 54% of all grades were at A*-B and our students continue to advance to the very best Universities and Apprenticeships in both the UK and United States.
The Ofsted inspection in December 2013 agreed with the school’s self-evaluation at the time that we were a ‘Good’ school with ‘Outstanding’ behaviour and safety and Leadership and Management. The school was re-inspected in February 2018 under the Ofsted short inspection framework for ‘Good’ schools. The inspection team concluded that we have demonstrated strong practice and marked improvement in certain areas since 2013 which ‘may indicate that the school is improving towards being outstanding’. An Ofsted team re-visited the school in May 2019 and judged the school to be ‘Outstanding’ for overall effectiveness as well as in the four sub categories: Effectiveness of Leadership and Management; Quality of teaching, learning and assessment; Personal development, behaviour and welfare; Outcomes for pupils. I would warmly encourage you to read our report, which can be located via the Ofsted tab on the ‘About Us’ page of this website.
Mr Gary Mullings, Headteacher