Results to be Proud of 2014/2015  


Dear Parents/Carers, 


We are writing to you as we wanted to celebrate some of the headlines of the recently released national data regarding our schools’ test and internal assessment results from the last academic year.
• Our attainment (the final levels pupils achieve ie level 3, 4, 5 or 6) at the end of KS2 was once again graded outstanding and has continued to remain consistently above Local Authority and National averages in Reading, Writing and Maths over several years.
• Our level 4 attainment was the highest it has been in over 5 years. The Local Authority Assistant Director for Children’s Services, Dr Jo Lyons, sent us a letter recognising this fantastic achievement in which she wrote:
“From the analysis of the 2015 primary results, I was struck by the very high attainment of your pupils in terms of Reading, Writing and Maths at level 4 or above. To get such consistently high attainment is very impressive. I’d like to congratulate you, your staff and the children for this fantastic achievement.”
• Overall Value Added Progress in 2015 (how much progress the children make from their KS1 SATs results to their KS2 results) puts Cottesmore in the top 30% of schools nationally – graded as outstanding by an external Local Authority Educational Consultant.
• Progress in writing in 2015 gave us a Value Added score that puts Cottesmore in the top 18% of schools nationally - again an outstanding result for the school!
• Our attainment at the end of KS1 was graded outstanding. In all subjects and at all levels it was the highest it has been in over 5 years. The combined average points score of this cohort was the highest it has been in over five years and significantly higher than the Local Authority and National results.
• Our year 1 phonics results were the highest they have been since the tests began (88.3% passed) and were significantly above National and Local Authority results. We were the 2nd highest school overall in the Local Authority - the results were graded outstanding.

These results show that we have lots to be proud of and celebrate at Cottesmore, and they are recognition of the hard work, dedication and efforts of the whole staff team and the pupils, as well as the whole school community. The progress results show that we expect the children who attend our school to achieve very highly and they do!

We are proud of our internal robust tracking systems that help us to quickly identify pupils not making enough progress and implement measures to address this. Should you ever have any progress concerns regarding your child, please make an appointment with your child’s class teacher to discuss your concerns and ways forward. If required, Mrs Kershaw, Deputy Headteacher, can also be contacted to discuss progress concerns.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Rachel Breen