On three occasions during the year, parents and students receive a progress report providing a range of academic information about the student’s current performance.  

Progress Reports

Academic Prediction

The grade in this column indicates a professional prediction that teaching staff believe your child will achieve at the end of Year 11.  The grade will also have a letter which is linked to a likelihood of your child achieving that grade.  The letters are explained below.    

a Confident that the grade predicted will be achieved

b Should get the grade predicted

c At risk of falling to the grade below predicted

Attitude to learning

Your child's Progress Report contains important information about their attitude to learning.  You will see a detailed breakdown of this here.  Allowing students to adopt a growth mind-set and not having limitations will encourage them to focus on the possibilities of what they can achieve with hard work, dedication and resilience.  The attitude to learning is a vital aspect in the development of your child and we would like you to make this a priority focus when receiving their progress report.  

Progress Plus Reports 

One of these progress reports, called the Progress Plus Report also includes a Head of Year comment and a Form Tutor detailed comment providing an overview of academic performance, highlighting particular strengths and concerns, as well as other aspects of the student’s all round performance such as achievement points and involvement in extra-curricular activities.


The information in the blue box was presented at a seminar for Year 11 parents but can be useful information for all year groups.