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Framwellgate School Durham Ofsted Report May 2018

Letter from the Headteacher – Ofsted May 2018

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We are delighted to say that the hard work of our students and staff, and the improvements we have made in teaching and learning over the last year, have resulted in an excellent set of GCSE and A Level results, improving significantly on our previous performance.



Headline Figures

  2016 2017 2018
Average Attainment 8* 5.37 4.74 5.14
%9-4 English & Maths 71% 66% 75%
%9-5 English & Maths N/A 41% 56%
Average Progress 8 -0.30 -0.36 +0.01**

*The Attainment 8 figure is not comparable over time because of the changes to grading in the reformed GCSEs

**Provisional (September 2018)


Total Entries

  2017 2018
Percentage of Entries Graded 7+ (or equivalent) 17% 25%
Percentage of Entries Graded 5+ (reformed GCSEs only) 50% 64%
Percentage of Entries Graded 4+ (or equivalent) 66% 79%



 Headline Figures 

2016 2017 2018
A Level Ave Points per entry 33.18 (C+) 31.96 (C+) 34.5 (C+)
A Level Value Added (Progress) +0.07 +0.08 +0.23**
App Gen Ave Points per ent. 38.8 (Dis+) 39.2 (Dis+) 30.7 (Dis-)
Applied General VA 0.38 0.42 TBC

 **Provisional (September 2018)


 Total Entries

  2017 2018
Percentage of Entries Graded A*-B 49% 57%
Percentage of Entries Graded A*-E 97% 97%


In our Ofsted inspection in May 2018 we were judged to be “Good” in relation to our Leadership & Management, our Sixth Form, and the Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare of our students. Our Outcomes were judged to Require Improvement because the impact of the changes we had put in place had not yet been realised.  Our 2018 outcomes are now in line with or significantly above national averages and, as such, would, we believe, be judged to be Good.  Our ambition is to build on these achievements in the coming years.



The summaries of subject grades are available by clicking here. These should be read with caution. Comparisons cannot be made between subjects because the ability levels of the students taking each subject may differ.


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