Cowplain School in top tier for progress

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ENSURING every student gets the education that gives them the best chance of succeeding has landed a secondary in the top fifth per cent of schools nationwide for pupil progress.

Cowplain School, which converted to academy status this month, is celebrating falling into the highest 22 per cent of schools for progress.

This means the school has a strong record of driving standards of individual students from the point at which they join in Year 7 to when they leave in Year 11.

Last year 84 per cent of youngsters made the two levels of expected progress in English – 13 per cent higher than the national average.

David Rowlinson, head, said: ‘I’m very proud of all our students, being close to the top fifth is great news.

‘Every child really does matter here. We know they all come to us with different starting places – some come with lots of advantages, some come with lots of disadvantages and a lot with a mix of both.

‘But we look at each individual and make sure we find things they are good at to ensure they make good progress.

‘English and maths are incredibly important, but our students also enjoy the breadth of the full curriculum.’