In 2013 the Government announced that from 2016 schools will be judged against a new set of headline measures.
These headline measures are: 

  • progress across 8 subjects (Progress 8)
  • attainment across 8 subjects (Attainment 8)
  • percentage of pupils achieving grade 5+ in English and mathematics
  • percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate (EBacc)
  • percentage of pupils entering the EBacc
  • pupil destinations
Progress 8 aims to capture the progress each and every pupil makes from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school.  Each pupils’ results are compared to the actual achievements of all other pupils nationally with the same prior attainment (Y6 SAT results).
Progress 8 measures the performance across 8 subjects.  Qualifications included in this measure are English and mathematics, any 3 subjects from sciences, computer science, geography, history, languages and any other 3 GCSEs, arts, or approved vocational qualifications.
Attainment 8 measures the achievement of each and every pupil across the same 8 subjects.
EBacc measures the percentage of pupils who achieve A*-C in all of English, mathematics, the sciences, history or geography and a language.
Pupil destinations measures the percentage of pupils who continue in sustained education or training, or who move on to employment at the end of 16-19 study.
Oakwood High School Headline Measures 2018
  • Progress 8 is at least average
This means that pupils at Oakwood High School, on average, perform at least as well as their national counterparts across a broad and balanced curriculum of 8 or more academic subjects.
  • Attainment 8 is above average and improving.
  • Percentage achieving EBacc is 15% and improving.
  • Percentage entered for EBacc is 24% and improving.
The average point score across the EBacc subjects is 3.85, this is above both the local and national averages.
  • Pupil destinations is above average, currently 98.3%.
We are proud of our pupils and their examination results, but this is only one measure of  the achievements of our pupils. 

Should you wish to analyse performance tables further you can visit the Department for Education site via the following link:  Full DfE site

DfE school performance tables - this table is extracted from the full DfE site and provides a comparison of key stage 4 performance of schools with similar ability pupils, based on the level at which they were assessed at the end of key stage 2.  From a parent or governor’s perspective, it gives an indication of what schools dealing with children of similar levels of ability have been able to achieve. 

DfE school performance tables (Rotherham) - this table provides the results for all Rotherham Secondary Schools including Oakwood.

To view our last Ofsted report (2016)  click here

To view the DfE video clip 'Progress 8 explained in 3 minutes' which explains P8 in really clear and simple terms, click here.




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