Pupils at The Hammond School in Chester, Cheshire

Academic Success at The Hammond!


The Hammond is celebrating its academic success as the recently released National Schools’ League Tables clearly demonstrate the ability of its students to excel over several different areas.

One of the new key performance measures is ‘Attainment 8’ - the average student scores across 8 core GCSE subjects and, in 2018, The Hammond Attainment 8 score was 57.9% against the national average of 46.4%.

In addition, the percentage of Hammond students achieving English and Maths at GCSE at Level 5 or above was 62% against the national average of 40.2%.

An independent school, The Hammond is recognised and funded as a centre of excellence by the Department for Education (DfE) under the Music and Dance Scheme (MDS), and is one of only nine residential schools nationally within this scheme. Additionally, The Hammond receives financial support through the Education Funding Agency’s (EFA’s) Dance and Drama Award Scheme (DaDA) for some of its post-16 students. . Admission to The Hammond is based on both talent and potential, regardless of personal circumstances.

Hammond students have achieved their fantastic academic results whilst also undertaking intensive vocational training in Dance, Drama and Music.

Jennifer Roscoe, Hammond Principal, said:

On behalf of the entire Hammond community I would like to congratulate our wonderful students on this set of examination results. Behind each set of results there is a personal story of hard work, commitment and perseverance, which we are keen to celebrate. The support, mentoring, nurturing and encouragement of our students from all members of staff has also contributed to this success. We are absolutely delighted that the hard work of students has been rewarded; giving students opportunities to enjoy a fulfilled and successful life.

Musical Theatre