In 2005 our Arts College bid was described as a “Step Change to Excellence”. With compulsory Arts to GCSE our 5ACEM performance has gone from 38% to 79%, between 2005 and 2011. The ‘Arts Academy’ in the Sixth Form encourages 45% of all sixth form students to study an arts subject to 18. Rainhill’s trust partners include Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. We are now one of the DFE’s Top 100 performing schools in the country.