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 English, Maths, Science and ICT for all learners. The 2019-20 school year was a strange one and the last data collection point was in March 2020 and therefore not a full school year. Key points regarding learner’s individual trajectory of progress related to their targets for the year are: 

  • Overall, 81% of learners on track to make expected and better progress 
  • Reading 80%, writing 76%, speaking and listening 93%, maths 71%, science 93% and ICT 72% of learners on track to make expected and better progress 
  • 30% of learners exceeded their aspirational target based on expected progress for learners without SEN 
  • Learners entitled to the Pupil Premium finding almost matched progress made by their peers who do not receive the funding. Data analysis of previous years shows that learners entitled to PP make accelerated progress over the school year and by the end of the year match and in many cases exceed the progress made by their peers not entitled to the funding 
  • Our Progress 8 score is -1.32 (2018-19 as the government are not producing these for 2019-20), this is very high for a special school and exceeds that of all other special schools in South Yorkshire 
  • 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 ASP (Abbey Skills Progression) 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 BTEC Level 1 Introductory in Vocational Studies and learners in W2 study BTEC Entry Level 2 in Pre-vocational Study. Learners in Y10 and Y11 choose from one of Performing Arts, Creative Media, Sport, Art and Design and Health and Social Care. Learners in Y11 complete BTEC Workskills and BTEC Home Cooking Skills. 

Attainment range at the end of 2020: P4-GCSE Grade 6

Further Information

Qualification Pathways

Destination Data 2019-2020

DFE published Data (Post Academy conversion)

Exam Results 2019-20

Exam Results 2018-19

Exam Results 2017-18

Exam results 2016-17