Progress 8

Dear Parents,

The initial unvalidated Department for Education (DfE) school performance tables are due for release on the 12th of October 2017.  This shows SMCC as having a progress 8 score of -0.01.  However, on checking their website it is clear that unfortunately the DfE have not included several of our student’s results, namely the whole cohort that entered and passed engineering (41% of our year 11 students) and business studies (20% of our year 11 students).  When these results are added our progress 8 measure will again be positive (as last year).  The validated DfE results will be available in January 2018 and I will forward these results to you once available.
It is disappointing that the data is incorrect and not available to be corrected until January 2018 but pleasing that 100% of our students passed both the engineering and business studies courses, and that is what really matters.
Kind regards,
Andrew J. Finney