DFE Secondary Schools Performance Release – 25th January 2018

SMCC are very proud to announce that for the second year running the students, staff, governors and parents of year 11 (2017 leavers) have achieved a positive progress 8 headline performance measure for the school. For the second year running this puts SMCC in the top three performing secondary local authority schools in North Devon. Progress 8 counts the students best 8 GCSE or equivalent grades.

The school also achieved higher than the local authority and England average for grade 5 or above in English and maths (grade 5 being the new equivalent of a high grade C / grade B) and higher than local authority and England schools for grade 4 or above in English and maths.

English secured a progress 8 measure of +0.27 (local authority average -0.13 / England average -0.04), this equates to all children in year 11 achieving almost a third of a grade higher on average than expected based on their starting point based on year 6 SATs.

Maths secured a progress 8 measure of +0.23 (local authority average -0.12, England average -0.02), another great success.

Everyone at SMCC is working hard to achieve success and improve life chances for our children and we have more to do, but it is very pleasing to see that we are now consistently achieving very strong results for our local community.

Kind regards,

Andrew J. Finney M.Ed, NPQH, B.A. (Hons.), PGCE


SMCC awarded Music Mark School Membership

Congratulations to Mr Manning and our Music department for becoming a Music Mark School Member.

This is awarded in recognition of a commitment to providing high quality music education to all children and young people.

SMCC Show Jumping News

January has been a busy month so far for SMCC Show Jumpers.
Grace Sinclair recently competed at the National Schools Equestrian Association Eventer Challenge with her mare, Dottie. Unfortunately, she was too quick to be in the ribbons in the 90cm despite going clear. Grace then rode carefully in the 100-105cm class; again going clear to come 6th. Well done Grace!
Sunday 7th January saw round 4 of the North Devon Schools Show Jumping League. The conditions weren’t great, but the SMCC Show Jumpers stayed positive and buoyant and achieved some great results. As the league table stands: SMCC Stars are 8th in the 60cm; SMCC Hurricane is 1st and SMCC Storm is 2nd in the 70cm; SMCC Storm is 2nd and SMCC Sunlight is 8th in the 80cm; SMCC Storm is 2nd in the 90cm. Individually SMCC are doing really well too: Lily Cronk is currently 3rd in the 70cm with Jess Cumings in 5th. Lily is also 2nd in the 80cm and 3rd in the 90cm. Fraser Boundy currently lies in 2nd position in the 90cm with Charlotte Snell in 4th place.
Well done SMCC Show Jumpers. It takes passion, determination and commitment to keep training during these cold and dark winter months; we’re really proud of you.