The outstanding curriculum meets the needs of all pupils effectively by focusing closely on their individual needs and the development of the whole person.”
- Ofsted report on Maharishi School Lancashire, 4th March 2009 (prior to the school being awarded Free School status) more »
Maharishi Free School pupils have gained many top place medals in the UK Mathematics Challenge (out of over 200,000 entries), come first in the Salters’ Festivals of Chemistry at Manchester University, gained membership of the National Association of Gifted and Talented Youth, and won many national poetry prizes.
Maharishi School GCSE results
In 2012 there were only 4 pupils in Year 11 so the results are not really statistically significant. However, 3 of the pupils did gain 5 or more passes at grade C or above making the pass rate 75%.
In addition, 13 pupils in Year 10 took a science GCSE one year early, all of these pupils gained a pass at grade C or above with 6 out of the 13 results at grades A or A* (46%).
Since the Maharishi School started entering pupils for GCSE examinations in 1990, the following statistics are particularly noteworthy.
The percentage of GCSE passes at grades A or A* at the Maharishi School since 1990 is 42%, while nationally the figure is under 20% during the same period (for all those years when national figures are available.)
The percentage at grades A-C from pupils at the Maharishi School since 1990 is 88%, nationally the figure is 54%.
The percentage of pupils at the Maharishi School gaining 5 or more passes at grade C or above since 1990 is 90%, while the figure nationally is 46%.
In conclusion – Maharishi School pupils pass examinations at:
- Grades A or A* 62.5% higher than the national rate
- Grades A to C are almost 60% higher than the national average
- Pupils passing 5 or more GCSEs grades A*-C is double the national average rate
All of this should be seen in the context of the individual development of the pupils through the technologies of Consciousness-based Education and the consequent development of increasing fulfilment in the pupils’ lives, providing a secure foundation for future success.