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. Nationally expected progress for learners without SEN is used to set challenging targets in reading, writing, maths, science and ICT for all learners. Key points are:
- Overall 90% of learners made expected and better progress (2018-19 school year)
- Reading 83%, writing 85%, speaking and listening 94%, maths 89%, science 97% and ICT 94% of learners made expected and better progress over the 2018-19 school year based on nationally expected progress for learners without SEN
- 53% of learners exceeded their aspirational target based on expected progress for learners without SEN
- Learners entitled to the Pupil Premium finding matched progress made by their peers who do not receive the funding
- Our Progress 8 score is -1.2 (2017-18 as 2018-19 is not yet released), 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 a BTEC Tech qualification for certification in Y11. Learners in W1 (part of Post 16) study Enterprise BTEC Tech. Learners from Y9 to Y11 choose from one of Performing Arts, Creative Media, Sport, Art and Design and Health and Social Care. Learners in Y11 complete BTEC Workskills.
Attainment range at the end of 2019: P4-GCSE Grade 6
DFE published Data (Post Academy conversion)
Progress vs Expectations per subject: