Performance tables released by the Department for Education show that Court Fields School, Wellington is ‘Below average’ in ‘Progress 8’ which aims to capture the progress pupils makes from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school. It is a type of value added measure, which means that pupils’ results are compared to the actual achievements of other pupils with a similar starting point. The school’s score is -0.3.
In Attainment 8 which measures students’ average grades across eight subjects – the same subjects that count towards Progress 8 – the school scores 44.4 points. This figure can be compared with the local authority average of 45.7 points and the England average of 44.6 points.
A further measure of performance is the number of pupils scoring Grade 5 or above in English and maths at GCSE. 33% of Court Fields’ pupils recorded Grade 5 or above in these two subjects last summer. The local authority average is 40.20% and the national average is 39.60%. The percentage of pupils who scored Grade 4 or above in English and maths at Court Fields is 58% compared with the county average of 63.60% and 63.90% nationally.
The number of pupils achieving EBacc at grade 5/C or above is 11% compared with 15.70% in Somerset and 19.70% nationally. The EBacc is a school performance measure which shows the results of pupils studying the core academic subjects at Key Stage 4 in state-funded and independent schools.
Details of the performance of the school and others in Somerset can be found on the Department for Education website.