Newly released provisional figures from the Department for Education for the August 2019 GCSE results, place CCHSG top in Essex, as judged by both the Progress 8 and Attainment 8 measures. Progress 8 is a measure of the progress that students make from arrival in Year 7 until GCSE results. Based on the student’s best 8 GCSE grades, including English and Maths, if a student makes the progress expected, the school’s Progress 8 score is 0.0. A score of 0.5 means pupils made on average, half a grade more progress across their subjects than expected. Our Progress 8 score of 1.01 means that students on average achieved a whole GCSE grade higher than they would have been expected to achieve. This is particularly pleasing given that students join us already achieving at a high level and provides strong evidence of the value added by the school to the overall academic progress of our students.
Mrs Gillian Marshall, Executive Principal said: “While we are delighted with the school’s performance in both attainment and progress, the students also deserve to be commended for attributes not reflected in league tables, such as their kindness, support of each other and community spirit. It is a pleasure and a privilege to work with them and we thank the students themselves, our parents and governors for their consistent support and our hard working and loyal staff who aim high and always want the very best for all our students.”