Results to be proud of 2012 / 2013  

2012 / 2013

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 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 has been graded outstanding and has remained consistently high over several years. It is the highest it has been in over 5 years, and is consistently above Local Authority and National averages in Reading, Writing and Maths.
  • We had the second highest Level 6 results in maths in Brighton and Hove with 17.2% of pupils attaining a level 6! This result was also 11% higher than the National average.
  • For the first time ever we attained Level 6’s in reading with 5% of our pupils attaining this, again this was the second highest result in the Local Authority for level 6 reading and 5% higher than the National average.
  • Overall Value Added Progress in 2013 (how much progress the children make from their KS1 SATs results to their KS2 results) puts Cottesmore in the top 15% of schools nationally – our best position for several years and graded as outstanding.
  • Progress in Maths in 2013 gave us a Value Added score that puts Cottesmore in the top 12% of schools nationally – this is 10% higher than last year, and an outstanding result for the school. Progress in Reading in 2013 gave us a Value Added score that puts Cottesmore in the top 20% of schools nationally.
  • Within the Local Authority, Cottesmore are top of the league table for expected progress in writing and second in the league table for expected progress in reading.
  • Our attainment at the end of KS1 is good and has remained consistently high, and is also above Local Authority and National Averages in Reading, Writing and Maths. The combined average points score of this cohort was the second highest in four years.
  • Our year 1 phonics results were significantly above national and local authority results, and we were the 3rd highest school in the local authority which is fantastic. It is also important to note that this cohort of children have 23% of pupils with English as an Additional Language which stresses even further how proud we are of these results.

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 children who attend our school are expected to and do achieve very highly (above the national average) from their own starting point.

We are proud of our internal robust tracking systems that help us to quickly identify pupils not making enough progress, and implement a range of interventions / strategies to address any progress concerns where necessary. 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, Assistant Headteacher, can also be contacted to discuss progress concerns.

Yours sincerely,

Miss Rachel Holland