We are pleased to report that the progress of our disadvantaged students consistently make better progress than the national average for disadvantaged students and that for two of the last three years our disadvantaged students have been in the top 25% of schools nationally for progress
In our latest exam results (Summer 2019)
- 63% of disadvantaged students achieved 5+ grades equivalent to A*-C at GCSE
- 43% of our disadvantaged students achieved 5 or more GCSEs at a strong pass (Grade 5+)
- 17% of our disadvantaged students achieved grades 9-7 in English
- 78% of our disadvantaged students achieved a standard pass (4+) or better in English
- 19% of our disadvantaged students achieved grades 9-7 in Maths
- 61% of our disadvantaged students achieved a standard pass (4+) or better in Maths
- Our attendance data shows puts our students +0.5% above the national average (4.7% of sessions missed due to absence against the national figure of 5.2%), and the attendance of our pupil premium cohort is better still, +1.4% above. (6.4% of sessions missed due to absence against the national figure of 7.8%)
- Similarly persistent absentees (absences for more than 10% of sessions) is 1.4% better than national for all (11.3% against 12.7%) and better still, b y+3%, for Pupil Premium (19.8% against the national figure of 22.8%).
- Our permanent exclusion figures for 2018/19 are slightly higher than national (0.21% as against 0.20% for national) but comparatively +0.25% better within our PP cohort (0.25% as against 0.5%)
- Fixed term exclusion figures are +1.8% below national overall (8.33% as against 10.13% national) and better still by +7% within our PP cohort (17.93% against 24.93% nationally).
The need to continue to maintain and build on our successes in “closing the gap” is a key priority in the school development plan and is an area of focus throughout the school curriculum. The pupil premium funding we receive helps support the initiatives, programmes and systems that we employ to help establish equability of opportunity for all students at Highgate Wood School.
Pupil Premium Contacts
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