KS4 Results Data

SCHOOL PERFORMANCE TABLES – A HEALTH WARNING FOR FOREST PARENTS

“Lies, damn lies – and statistics!” (Mark Twain attrib. Benjamin Disraeli)

The Forest School is an all boys’ school. Girls nationally out-perform boys by about 10% on average. The Performance Tables measure the progress and attainment of our boys against that of all pupils nationally – boys AND girls. Given the performance gap between the two genders, we believe this is misleading at best and unfair to our boys at worst.

In order to redress the balance for our pupils, we have analysed their performance against ALL BOYS NATIONALLY. Whilst we are constantly striving for our boys at Forest to out-perform both boys AND girls nationally, we firmly believe that the data below is a more accurate way of measuring their performance generally. It is also a fairer reflection of the hard work and effort of our pupils, their teachers and their parents and carers.

DfE PERFORMANCE TABLES KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (please compare to www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk

Progress 8

= the average progress made by all Year 11 pupils from their starting point in Year 7 to GCSEs in their best 8 subjects

 All pupils nationally

Boys only nationally

The Forest School is average

The Forest School is above average and in the top 25% of all schools

Attainment 8 score

= a pupil achieving an A* in their 8 best subjects would have an Attainment 8 score of 68. The national average for all pupils was 49.3. The national average for all boys was 47.1. The Forest School average was 52.6. Therefore, boys at Forest School outperformed all boys nationally AND all pupils nationally.

C or better in English and Maths

The percentage pf pupils nationally achieving a C or better in English and Maths is 62%. The percentage of boys nationally achieving a C or better in English and Maths is 58%. The percentage of boys at The Forest School achieving a C or better in English and Maths is 60%. Therefore, boys at Forest School outperformed all boys nationally and achieved very close to the national average for all pupils.

Pupil staying in education or employment        

92% of last years’ Y11 pupils (91% of all boys) nationally have stayed in education or employment. 96% of The Forest School boys have stayed in education or employment             

As you will see from this, boys at The Forest School do very well and their education at the school prepares them well for further education, training and / or employment.

Should you wish for further details, please contact Mr Good at the school, who will be happy to take you through all aspects of the performance tables.

The Forest School Governors Dashboard