Progress 8

On 18th January 2017, the government released its second set of data scoring the performance of all secondary schools in England, based on their new performance measure of Progress 8.
You can learn more about how Progress 8 works by watching this short video.
Briefly, Progress 8 is the new main performance measure from government. Under Progress 8, a student’s results are compared to the achievements of other students with the same KS2 SATS results, right across the country.
Proud of Magna students
Magna Academy’s new score of 0.52 is the highest rating of any comprehensive school in Poole, Bournemouth, Dorset and Hampshire, and places it well within the top 5% of schools nationally for the progress their students make.
It also means that the progress made by Magna students is the 2nd highest overall, marginally behind Parkstone Grammar School, for all forms of secondary school in the whole of Poole, Bournemouth, Dorset and Hampshire.
Mr Tutt, Academy Principal, said:
‘Our students continue to delight us, going from strength to strength with these scores. The figures demonstrate just how hard our students and staff work to achieve the highest possible grades. All of us at Magna, together with parents and carers, are very proud of all our students. We are all working together here to help them achieve highly successful futures and the response they have given here strongly suggests they will deliver on their potential to succeed.’
Magna Academy was judged to be outstanding in all areas by Ofsted in June 2015, who commented that ‘students make exceptional progress’ and ‘students are really proud to be members of the Academy.’

Important Notes:

  • Magna’s results are based on the ‘first entry only ruling’ in line with government performance tables and do not include re-sits of exams which do not count.
  • Progress 8 is a new secondary accountability measure aimed at measuring the progress of pupils across a selected set of 8 subjects from year 7 (based on SAT scores) through to the end of year 11 (based on GCSEs).
  • A score of 0.1 would mean that a student has, on average across the 8 counted subjects, one subject that is a grade higher than expected. A score of 1.0 therefore means that students have on average achieved a grade higher than national expectations across all subjects.
  • Key Stage 4 results for the 2015/2016 academic year can be found here.