Reporting to Parents

A series of reports published throughout the year gives parents an overview of the progress that pupils are making in each subject. The reports include:

GCSE Target range

The GCSE Target Grade is based on the prior attainment of pupils and suggests the grade that a pupil should achieve by the end of Year 11.

Assessment Level

The Assessment Level is the level that pupils achieved in the recent examination or teacher assessment.

GCSE target

Pupils have been given a specific GCSE target Range on the new 9 -1 scale or GCSE Grade.  This has been based on their attainment in the tests at the end of Key Stage 2 as well as in additional tests and assessments taken since the beginning of Year 7.

Progress towards targets

  • SC - Serious Concern. The pupil is working some way below the standard required to achieve their target grade or within the target range. 
  • C   - Concern.  The pupil is working below the standard to achieve their target grade or within the target range.
  • G  - Good. The pupil is making good progress towards achieving their target grade or within the target range.
  • E   - Excellent. The pupil is making excellent progress towards their target grade or within the target range. 
Effort Grade

For each subject, pupils are given an effort grade of Excellent, Good, Concern or Poor.

Other Information

The reports also give parents an overview of the credits that have been awarded as well as providing a record of behaviour, attendance and current support strategies. During the Review Day meeting, progress since the previous report and targets for improvement will be considered.

Progress Reviews

Pupils’ progress is reported to parents at the following times:

Years 7, 9 and 10
Progress Review Date Type of Report
1 November  All Subjects Progress Check
2 February Review Day Progress Check
3 April All Subjects Progress Check
4 May Review Day Full Report
Year 8
Progress Review Date Type of Report
1 November All Subjects Progress Check
2 February Review Day Full Report
3 April  All Subjects Progress Check
4 May Review Day Progress Check
Year 11
Progress Review Date Type of Report
1 November All Subjects Progress Check
2 February Review Day Full Report
3 April All Subjects Progress Check
Review Day Meetings

A Review Day meeting is held twice a year. The meeting are arranged to discuss all aspects of a pupil’s progress and to set targets for the future. Subject teachers, or other relevant staff, will follow up any specific issues or concerns raised by parents.

Celebrating Achievement and Improvement

Pupils who are achieving highly or are improving rapidly will be acknowledged through letters home and school-based rewards.

Sample Reports

Key Stage 3 Report

Key Stage 4 Report