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 2020-21 school year was a strange one as a result of the covid pandemic and will not be reported as a result of this. Key points regarding learner’s individual trajectory of progress related to their targets for the year are: 

  • In an uninterrupted school year, Ooverall, around 80% of learners make expected and better progress
  • In an uninterrupted school year, in Rreading around 80%, writing around 75%, speaking and listening around 90%, maths around 70%, science around 90% and ICT around 70% of learners make expected and better progress
  • In an uninterrupted school year, around 30% of learners exceeded their aspirational target based on expected progress for learners without SEN
  • In an uninterrupted school year, learners entitled to PP funding 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 and 2020-21), 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 Wavee (our Post 16) study BTEC EL1/2/3 and Level 1 Introductory in Vocational Studies and BTEC EL 1/2/3 and Level 1 in (Pre)Vocational Study. Learners in Y10 and Y11 choose from one of BTEC Tech award L1/2 Performing Arts, Creative Media, Sport, Art and Design and Health and Social Care. Learners in Y11 complete BTEC L1/2 Home Cooking Skills. 

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

Further Information

Qualification Pathways

Destination Data 2020-2021

Destination Data 2019-2020

DFE published Data (Post Academy conversion)

Exam Results 2020-21

Exam Results 2019-20

Exam Results 2018-19

Exam Results 2017-18

Exam results 2016-17