Results to be proud of 2013/2014  

2013 / 2014

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 has once again been graded outstanding and has continued to remain 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.
  • Overall Value Added Progress in 2014 (how much progress the children make from their KS1 SATs results to their KS2 results) puts Cottesmore in the top 7% of schools nationally – our best position ever and graded as outstanding!
    Progress in Maths in 2014 gave us a Value Added score that puts Cottesmore in the top 9% of schools nationally – again our highest ever position and an outstanding result for the school!
  • Progress in Reading and Writing in 2014 gave us Value Added scores that put Cottesmore in the top 10% and 12% of schools nationally – more than 10% higher than last year in both subjects and once more our highest ever positions, again graded as outstanding!
  • Our attainment at the end of KS1 is good and has remained consistently high. The combined average points score of this cohort was the second highest in four 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 (86.7% passed) and were significantly above national and local authority results. We were the 3rd highest school overall in the local authority, and the best performing school who has more than one form entry – the results were graded outstanding.
  • Our results at the end of the Foundation Stage (FS) were graded outstanding and were the highest they have been since the new Early Years assessment profile began. We had the 3rd highest FS results in the Local Authority and all the results attained were higher than Local Authority and National averages.

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,

Miss Rachel Holland