Barriers to Student Progress

In-School Barriers
A. Gaps in attainment and progress that develop in KS4 are more difficult to reduce than gaps in KS3.
B. Literacy levels; The % of all students at CRA in Y7 (Chronological Reading Age) is 50% but only 45% for PP and 45% for SEN.
C. There are a small number of students, often boys in Y9 – Y11 whose behaviour is a barrier to their learning.
D. Significant numbers of students in all year groups do not have the expected motivation and resilience to learn
External Barriers
A. Attendance of PP students is lower, on average than non-PP students.
B. Students often have low aspirations about what they think they can achieve after leaving school.