The majority of our learners make very good progress (nationally expected rates of progress for learners without SEN or more from lower starting points) in Mathematics, English, science and ICT. Key points are:

  • Overall 87% of learners make expected and better progress (2017-18 school year)
  • Reading 86%, writing 79%, speaking and listening 96%, maths 87%, science 85% and ICT 88% of learners made expected and better progress over the 2017-18 school year based on nationally expected progress for learners without SEN
  • 56% of learners exceeded their aspirational target based on expected progress for learners without SEN
  • Learners entitled to the Pupil Premium finding exceeded progress made by their peers who do not receive the funding
  • Our Progress 8 score is -1.2, this is very high for a special school and exceeds that of at least one mainstream secondary school nearby
  • 100% of learners either remain in education at Abbey for Post 16 or move to college

Further breakdown of these results is completed termly using the school’s own system and CASPA, which compares the progress learners make at Abbey with the progress learners make in other special school settings.

As of September 2018, learners now study for two BTEC qualifications. All pupils study Enterprise BTEC Tech and then choose from one of Performing Arts, Creative Media, Sport, Art and Design and Health and Social Care. Pupils in Y11 do BTEC Workskills and Post-16 (pathway 1) do BTEC Enterprise.

Nationally expected progress for learners without SEN is used to set challenging targets in reading, writing and maths for all learners.

Attainment range at the end of 2018 : P4-GCSE Grade C/3

Further Information

DFE published Data (Pre Academy conversion)

DFE published Data (Post Academy conversion)

Exam Results 2017-18

Exam results 2016-17

What are our students outcomes?

Progress vs Expectations per subject: