Barriers To Student Progress 2017 to 2018

In-School barriers 2017 to 18
A. Gaps in attainment and progress that develop in KS4 are more difficult to reduce than gaps in KS3. The P8 gap for the 2016 to 17 cohort increased slightly from +0.10 in August 2016 to -0.31 August 2017. Y11 boys made less progress than Y11 girls.
B. Literacy levels; the % of all students at CRA in Y7 (Chronological Reading Age) is 71% but only 58% for PP.
C. Analysis of behaviour points, removes and exclusions show there are a small number of PP students, including boys in Y7 and Y10 whose behaviour is a barrier to their learning.

External Barriers 2016 to 17
A. Attendance of PP students is lower, on average than non-PP students. Attendance of PP boys is lower than PP girls.
B. Evidence from destination data post-16 indicates some students have low aspirations about what they think they can achieve after leaving school.