For the class of 2019

Once again, the students at Sacred Heart have excelled.  The overall figures are amazing with 30% of the grades achieved being A*/A or its BTEC equivalent of Distinction and Distinction*, this  despite a drop nationally in these grades.  This year’s results build on last year’s success with 60% of students achieving an A* or A or its BTEC equivalent, enabling them to progress onto some of the most first-rate University courses in the country.

3 out of 5 grades were A* - B.  The average grade achieved was a B.  This is a phenomenal achievement for both students and staff alike.


These wonderful results mean that once again our students are now on their way to the best universities and apprenticeships. We are rightly proud of all our students, however as always there are some notable achievements.  


Jessica Nicholson (A*, A*, A) will be reading Geography at Churchill College, Cambridge. Holly Noble (A*, A*, A, A) will be reading Natural Sciences at Durham, Niamh Dixon  (A*, A, A) will be reading English at University College London, Ellen Casson (A*, A, A) Geography and Planning alongside Lucy Allan (A*, A*, B) History at Newcastle, and Madeleine Allan (A*, A, B) at Leeds to read Modern Foreign Language and Culture. Blessita Sabu (A, A, A) commences her training in Medicine and Ericka Hughes (Dis*, Dis*, Dis) begins training in Social Work at Northumbria. 


In an increasingly competitive field for nursing and teaching, Emily Young will be studying Primary Education at Durham, Laurie Taylor Mental Health Nursing at Northumbria, Lucy Bright will train to be a midwife at York and Iman Sulaman will begin childhood nursing at Northumbria. 


Representation in the performing arts continues to be a strength of our talented students with Hannah Hernandez joining the world leading Rambert Dance Academy.


Finally, Sophie Emson has successfully competed with many young people in our region to secure a prestigious apprenticeships at KPMG.


Headmistress, Mrs Bath said, “At Sacred Heart we want our students to have the very best opportunities for their future lives and these excellent examination results will open doors to the careers and the futures our students aspire to. We are all immensely proud of their successes this year.  There is no doubt that this is down to a lot of hard work and great teaching.  I would personally like to congratulate all of our girls and wish them every best for their future careers.”


GCSE 2019

Another excellent year of G.C.S.E. performance for the girls of Sacred Heart.  Overall one third of grades were 7 – 9 and a quarter of students achieved all grade 7 and above which is a fantastic achievement.  Despite the introduction of new tougher technical awards, many of our students achieved the highest grades in Health and Social Care.  The overall progress of our students is the highest it has been since this new measure was introduced.  This is wonderful news as we are so proud of the achievements of all our students.

If you are interested in joining our school, please see website for details.  We welcome applications from external students who are both Catholic and non-Catholic.


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Top 10 Schools: North East

Once again Sacred Heart has been ranked as one of the top 10 schools in the North East. The Sunday Times releases its ‘Parent Power’ list of the top 2000 schools in the UK annually, and reveals the schools it ranks as best in the North East in order of their GCSE and A Level results. Both Sacred Heart Catholic High School and St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School have made the top 10.

Behind this headline though, is the fact that a great education has the power to transform lives. A Sacred Heart education has always been about helping our girls to realise their personal dreams and ambitions and be well prepared to take their place in the world with purpose, enthusiasm and strength of character. The results this year mean that Sacred Heart girls have successfully met their University offers and have gained places on their first-choice destinations including Oxford and many high tariff courses such as Medicine and Dentistry. Girls have also gained places on Level 3 Apprenticeships and this year we have girls who have gained places with Womble Bond Dickinson and Ernst and Young. 

Sacred Heart Catholic High School is part of the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust, a company limited by guarantee registered in

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