Achievement and Progress

We want every child and young person to make outstanding progress and in order to help us assess our pupils we use the Progression Guidance produced by the Government which compares our pupils' outcomes against national standards. We also use a tool known as CASPA which compares our results against other special schools in the country.
We have high expectations for all our young people and we strive towards pupils achieving results in the top 25% (Upper Quartiles).

In order to support these expectations teachers make predictions at the beginning of each academic year regarding the level the young person will achieve by the end of the year and these are assessed against actual outcomes. Targets are tracked by members of the Senior Leadership Team three times per year so that we can identify any additional support required.

At the annual reviews of Statements parents are informed of their children's progress and they are given video clips of their children achieving their IEPs and subject targets.

Young people in Key Stage 4 and the 6th form work towards achieving externally accredited awards from the exam board OCR. The expectation is that the majority of pupils gain a Diploma in Life and Living Skills from OCR upon leaving school.

After leaving School, 100% of our students access college and/or work related placements and a number go on to employment.