*Thursday 5th July – Year 9 Bands Perform at The Junction for BANDSTRAVAGANZA – Doors Open at 7pm* *Monday 9th July – Arts Festival*

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18 June 2018

Carnegie Celebration with St Bede’s School
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18 June 2018

Carnegie Celebration with St Bede’s School

15 Coleridge students from years 7 to 9 were invited to join St Bede’s reading club today to celebrate the awarding of the Carnegie Prize for Literature 2018. Results were announced at 1.15pm via a live link-up to the ceremony in London.

The winning book is Geraldine McCaughrean’s novel Where the World Ends. The announcement was greeted with groans from all of the students at the event -they had been hoping for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas or After the Fire by Will Hill. The students spent the morning arguing about the quality of the novels and competing to answer quiz questions.

Ms Varney attended the event and she said the following: “I was very proud of our students for reading so many of the novels on the shortlist (there were 8) and for holding their own in negotiations with students from other schools over what should win. We ended the event by sharing in a large quantity of celebration cake.”

Have a look at our blog about the books here: http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/grouphomepages/index.php?GroupID=12494

15 June 2018

Coleridge Year 5 Quiz
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15 June 2018

Coleridge Year 5 Quiz

This year Coleridge held its second annual fun quiz for the Year 5s from local primary schools – Abbey Meadows, Morley Memorial, Queen Emma and Queen Edith. Each school sent 2 teams of 4 pupils to the event which was extremely lively and exciting! Mr Patterson, Headteacher said ‘I am delighted that the pupils had so much fun today. And the Quiz winners were the ACE Team from Queen Edith Primary! Well done to them! But well done to all of the pupils that took part! The event was about having fun, and we all had fun!’

23 May 2018

Life Water – Cucina Projects
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23 May 2018

Life Water – Cucina Projects

Cucina sell water bottles from Life Water at Coleridge, Parkside and Trumpington as one of their ‘Cucina Projects’. Through their sales, Cucina have funded 3 clean water projects and have helped to give nearly 3.500 people clean drinking water.

10 May 2018

Coleridge Create Carnival Showcase
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10 May 2018

Coleridge Create Carnival Showcase

Coleridge Year 8 students took part in a Create Carnival Showcase yesterday, including making masks, learning the Samba and performing an end of unit showcase. Fantastic work from all students involved! Head over to the Create Twitter page to watch a video of the performance: https://twitter.com/PFACreate

27 April 2018

Spotlight 2018 – Performances from GCSE Musicians
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27 April 2018

Spotlight 2018 – Performances from GCSE Musicians

Fantastic show to top off a fab week of Spotlight performances. Huge congratulations to our fabulous Y11 GCSE Musicians who have ‘smashed it’ with coursework this week.

5 April 2018

Ski Trip 2018
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5 April 2018

Ski Trip 2018

70 Parkside Federation Year 9 students are having a great time on the ski trip in Les Contamines, France! The trip was a huge success with ALL the students skiing down the mountain by the end of the week. Emma Ede was awarded the ‘Mike Craddock Award’ for showing an outstanding achievement in Skiing, attitude and effort all week.

4 April 2018

Pompeii Trip 2018
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4 April 2018

Pompeii Trip 2018

Parkside Federation students have had a wonderful time in Pompeii and saw some incredible sights.

26 March 2018

Coleridge HP Club Visit Cambridge University
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26 March 2018

Coleridge HP Club Visit Cambridge University

Coleridge HP Club are visiting Cambridge University Department for Engineering today. They have been learning about how wings work and were given a fantastic tour of the department.

21 March 2018

Sport Relief
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21 March 2018

Sport Relief

Over 500 students participated in a sponsored mile run within their PE lessons during Sport Relief week. An extra 100 students performed an optional run which was in fancy dress.

On 23rd March students were challenged to ‘Beat the Teacher’ at Table Tennis and Penalty Shoot Out! Plus there were cake sales all week. There was lots of fun throughout the week, everyone active, all raising money for Sport Relief and making a difference. The amount raised was approximately £900.

13 March 2018

Trip to see ‘Wicked’
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13 March 2018

Trip to see ‘Wicked’

50 GCSE Music students from Year 10 and 11 visited the Victoria Theatre in London to see Wicked. The students study the song ‘Defying Gravity’ as part of their written exam. We hope that many of them will go on to fulfill careers in Musical Theatre.

 

7 March 2018

Roy Burrell Sports Awards
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7 March 2018

Roy Burrell Sports Awards

On 6th March 2018 the annual Cambridge and District School Sports Awards, also known as The Roy Burrell Sports Awards, was held at Netherhall School. This was the 40th year the awards have been running and it honours all students from the 20 schools within the district who have shown great commitment to their sport throughout the year.

We were delighted to hear that there were nine Parkside Federation students nominated, and they all were awarded for their outstanding achievements in their individual sport. They include :

Jackson Wood – Cricket
Christian Carter – Football
JoJo Sunderland – Leadership
Kira Moghadas – Leadership
Grace Watts – Leadership
Aaron Rooker – Rugby
Ollie Salmon – Table Tennis
Herbie Ross – Table Tennis
Jack Leader – Table Tennis

20 February 2018

Bread Making at Coleridge
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20 February 2018

Bread Making at Coleridge

Food Tech students were today treated to a bread-making demonstration by Chef Vinie from Cucina as part of Real Bread Week!

19 February 2018

Rock Road Library Competition Winners
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19 February 2018

Rock Road Library Competition Winners

The Friends of Rock Road Library were delighted with the response from local schools to their 2017 writing competition on the theme of Home.

The FRRL Writer in Residence, Kay Blayney and the judges Julian Sedgwick and Inbali Inserles very much enjoyed reading the large number of imaginative entries. The competition winners from Coleridge Eleanor Freestone, Ciaran Wright, and Sollie Gibbard-Fatti are being invited to attend the awards ceremony at Rock Road Library on Friday 23 February at 6.00 p.m.  All are welcome – family, friends and teachers.  Well done to our three Coleridge Year 8 winners!

5 February 2018

Luther Burrell, England Rugby Player, Visits Coleridge
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5 February 2018

Luther Burrell, England Rugby Player, Visits Coleridge

On Monday 5 February, Coleridge Community College held a rugby promotion day in which over 300 students took part. Coaches from local rugby clubs, Cambridge, Cantabs and Northampton Saints, came into run stations for all the students.  In the afternoon the day was concluded with the visit of Rugby England International Luther Burrell, who held a question and answer session with the U16 Parkside Federation Team.  The aims of the day were to promote healthy, active lifestyle through team sports and link with the local Community, so students have a clear pathway to join a local club.

9 January 2018

Eva Clarke, Holocaust Survivor, Visits Coleridge
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9 January 2018

Eva Clarke, Holocaust Survivor, Visits Coleridge

Coleridge Year 7 and 8 students welcomed Holocaust survivor Eva Clarke today, to hear her incredible story.

 

13 December 2017

Coleridge Sports Awards
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13 December 2017

Coleridge Sports Awards

30 Coleridge students from years 9 and 11 were presented with their Federation Sporting Blue Awards on Tuesday, 12th December. Two Cambridge United players were on hand to present the awards, the students chosen have shown a commitment to sports, representing the school over a sustained period of time.
 
The Cambridge United players held a brief question and answer session, before talking through their experiences as a professional footballer.
Further pictures can be found on this article from the Cambridge United website http://www.cuctrust.co.uk/articles/first-team-players-hand-out-community-awards/

7 December 2017

Students at Twickenham for Cambridge VS Oxford Rugby
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7 December 2017

Students at Twickenham for Cambridge VS Oxford Rugby

Federation students had a great day out at Twickenham on Thursday 7th December watching the Cambridge vs Oxford rugby, some of the girls managed to meet some of the Cam University players!

2 December 2017

Coleridge Carnival Crew Perform at Mill Road Winter Fair
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2 December 2017

Coleridge Carnival Crew Perform at Mill Road Winter Fair

The fantastic Coleridge Carnival Crew performed at the Mill Road Winter Fair on Saturday 2nd December. The students did themselves proud once again.

 

 

16 November 2017

Coleridge Carnival Crew at The Royal Albert Hall
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16 November 2017

Coleridge Carnival Crew at The Royal Albert Hall

Coleridge Carnival Crew (Coleridge Community College) at Music for Youth Proms at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 15th November – scroll down to see some pictures and a short video!

The Coleridge Carnival Crew consists of 39 student drummers and dancers from Y9 and Y10.  These students, like all students at the Federation, studied a cross-curricular Dance and Music module called Carnival in Y8.  They enjoyed this module so much that they requested an extra-curricular Carnival Club.

In November 2016 we entered a Coleridge Carnival Crew video audition into the Music for Youth Festival series and were automatically carried through the local and regional rounds of performance before being invited to perform in the national round in Birmingham in July.  Here, students performed amazingly and wowed the audience with their energy and vibrancy. The judges were overwhelmed by our piece and in August, we received a phone call inviting us to perform at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall as part of the Music for Youth Proms. We were informed that we were one of 43 groups selected from over 40,000 performers who had applied.

After lots of additional rehearsal and some tweaks to our 10 minute Carnival piece, we were as ready as we were ever going to be. We left school via coach at 7.30am on Wednesday 15th November and arrived to VIP backstage wristbands and our own dressing room at the Royal Albert Hall.

In the morning we had a singing rehearsal with composer Pete Letanka who had been commissioned to write a finale piece for choir, orchestra and jazz band (1000 performers) – ‘Shine the Light Bright’.  Pete complimented us on our singing and energy and assumed we were a choir rather than a Samba group.

We then undertook a full dress and tech Carnival rehearsal with the producer and technical team from the Royal Albert Hall and MFY. This included reworking our entrance and exits, setting lighting and blocking positions. All technicians and MFY staff were very impressed with our performance.

On the night we performed in front of 5,000 audience members which included staff, parents, carers and friends, some of whom had travelled from Coleridge on a supporter’s coach.

 

Student Reflections:

Our experience at the Royal Albert hall was AMAZING, and definitely unforgettable. Being able to say that the Coleridge Carnival Crew have performed on the same stage as musical legends is incredible.  

The performance itself felt like the first time we’d ever performed, even after all the months of rehearsals. Walking out onto the stage and seeing the faces of thousands in the crowd, including many loved ones fuelled the performance’s celebratory spirit and vibes. The hall itself made us feel so small but the atmosphere of the arena during our performance made us feel huge.

As soon as the first rhythm began, the nerves disappeared and we threw everything we had at the performance.  Overall, it was a great experience that wouldn’t have taken place without our fabulous teachers, Miss Lewis and Miss Merryweather, who made it all possible and got the best out of us all!

Ruby Elbourne, Ruby Cutmore, Ellie Lund – Y9

 

We were all stood just below the stage, waiting for another orchestra to finish their piece. Finally, they stopped and the lights dimmed – our cue to go onto stage. As we walked onto the stage, our legs were shaking, hearts racing; praying that everything went smoothly – it did. Once the presenter stopped speaking, the lights went up and all eyes on were us, from all angles. The whistle sounded and our performance began. We got the impression that the crowd were shocked, they’d been listening to soft music all evening and then we came on, radiating energy. Mid way through our performance, the crowd began to clap in time with the beat, the other performers below us watched intently. When the dancers came in, the excitement grew and people began to stand up from their seats. Miss Lewis did the cue for the finish, and we all finished with our hand up in the air. The crowd clapped and cheered as we bowed. We struggled to contain our excitement and pride, so we came together, screaming and smiling. Walking off we had our heads held high, proud of ourselves and one another for what we’d accomplished. Performing at the Royal Albert Hall is something we’ll never forget, the adrenaline and the echo of cheering was still in our heads as we went to sleep. We say thank you to Miss Lewis and Miss Merryweather for dedicating their time to the Coleridge Carnival Crew and believing in every single one of us. Without them, none of this could’ve happened.

Jodi-May Weaver, Ariana Ebanks-Blake, Lydia Sweasey – Y10

 

Quote from the Head:

What an amazing performance!  Our performance at the Music for Youth event in the Royal Albert Hall ranks as one of our greatest achievements as a school – unforgettable for our students and their parents, and our staff, too!  I am so proud!’

 

Mark Patterson

15 November 2017

England V Brazil Football Match
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15 November 2017

England V Brazil Football Match

Parkside Federation students went on an incredible trip to Wembley yesterday to see the England V Brazil football game!

9 November 2017

Poet Michael Rosen Visits Coleridge Community College
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9 November 2017

Poet Michael Rosen Visits Coleridge Community College

On 3rd November over 265 of Coleridge feeder primary school students joined Coleridge Year 7 for what was a magical time, working with renowned poet Michael Rosen and History Works. During the morning students learnt songs and wrote a poem with Michael, all based around the local history Cambridgeshire. Students were also treated to an animated recital of their favourite poems ‘Chocolate Cake’ and ‘No Breathing’ by Michael.

In the afternoon Year 7 and 8 heard the very moving account from Eva Clarke, a Holocaust survivor, who was born in a concentration camp and liberated at the age of one. Michael read some poems he had written about his great Uncles who had been imprisoned in Auschwitz. Students finished the day writing a poem with Michael who encouraged them to see a blank page as a friend and to write about whatever really mattered to them.

This was truly an inspirational day and one which will live long in the memories of both students and staff alike.

 

9 October 2017

Year 10 and Year 11 District Rugby Champions
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9 October 2017

Year 10 and Year 11 District Rugby Champions

Congratulations to our fantastic Parkside Federation Academies Rugby teams, who were crowned Year 10 AND Year 11District Champions for Rugby on Thursday the 5th October at Cambridge Rugby Club.
Both teams played 5 games across the afternoon and were undefeated.
Year 10 played Soham in the final and won 10-5.
Year 11 played Chesterton in the final and won with the final play of the game and won 15-10.
This is an incredible achievement for both teams, as we have never won the district championships before.

24 August 2017

Exam success at Coleridge
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24 August 2017

Exam success at Coleridge

Following record GCSE performance in 2016, Coleridge Community College has performed well again in 2017, in a context where the ‘new’ GCSEs are harder and the GCSE grading system has changed.
73% of students achieved a pass in English and 58% achieved a pass in Maths, with 53% of the students passing both English and Maths under the new grading system.   The school’s Attainment 8 score was 4.5, which means the average student result was between a Grade B and a Grade C.
We are especially pleased that 7 students at Coleridge achieved an average result higher than a Grade 8.  We are also very pleased that over 10% of our Year 11s achieved a Grade 8 or above in English, and over 12% achieved a Grade 8 or above in Maths!
The highest-performing student at the school was Ben Norris, who achieved 2 Grade 9s, 1 Grade 8 and 7 A* grades in his 10 GCSE results – an extraordinary result and one that will, no doubt, bear comparison with the best results nationally!  Many other students did well, too, reflecting their hard work and commitment over many years.

17 July 2017

Coleridge Year Group Awards Ceremonies
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17 July 2017

Coleridge Year Group Awards Ceremonies

Last week Coleridge had their first ever Year Group Awards Ceremonies.  These Awards Ceremonies celebrated students’ endeavour in all subjects.  There were also special awards handed out such as Service to Coleridge, Resilience Award and the Community Award.  The Headteacher’s Award was given by Mr Patterson and celebrated their exceptional endeavour throughout the school year.  The Behaviour Awards were sponsored by the Co-Op on Perne Road.  Newnham College and Tesco Fulbourn also gave generous donations to assist Coleridge in making this event a memorable one for all students.
We look forward to having Awards events on a termly basis.  Thanks to all the businesses in the community who have supported us in making this a success.

29 June 2017

Artsfest – A Night to Remember
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29 June 2017

Artsfest – A Night to Remember

With over 400 students taking part in108 acts over 8 stages, this year’s Artfest was a huge extravaganza which celebrated the talented students we have across the Federation.

 

From the excellent Year 11 GCSE Art exhibition, to a feast of monologues, duologues and devised pieces in drama. The Radegund Hall was rocking with the sound of African and samba drumming as well as a STOMP inspired performance. Dance incorporated wheelbarrows, wellies and shopping trolleys into their performances!  And Trumpington students donned the blue suits for a dance to a mash up of hits. While Year 7’s performed numbers from the hit musical Matilda in the auditorium. Over on the chill out stage, back lawn and quad there was an array of bands and solo artists performing covers as well as their own original compositions.

The night culminated in the Radegund  Hall with a funk fest from the Federation’s very own funk band which had staff, parents and students up on the dance floor. It certainly was a night to remember.

 

    

15 June 2017

Coleridge Student’s Athletics Success
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15 June 2017

Coleridge Student’s Athletics Success

Coleridge Student Stephanie Browne (Year 9) recently competed in a County Athletics competition and has been placed 10th in the Country, in Discus and Hammer!  Stephanie has also qualified to represent the County and Federation at  the English Schools Competition for hammer in July.

Stephanie’s results were:

Hammer: 37.30m – Gold position

Discus: 25.06m – Gold position

Shot: 9.28m – Silver position

 

Stephanie’s personal bests this season have been :

 

Hammer: 40.07m

Discus: 25.7m

Shot: 9.50m

All of these PB’s give Stephanie the England Athletics AAA standards Grade Two in all three throws.  The Grade Two standard is equivalent to the top 15% for her age group.

 

We wish Stephanie good luck in her next competitions!

 

8 June 2017

Woodwork Project at Coleridge
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8 June 2017

Woodwork Project at Coleridge

Coleridge Community College extended an invite to Morley Memorial pupils for some Design Technology experience.

Coleridge and Morley Memorial decided to give Morley Year 5’s a really fun four weeks doing a project in a Design Technology class using Coleridge’s superb Design Technology facilities.  Mr Spinale, the Design Technology teacher prepared the lessons for the four weeks, and by the end of the fourth week pupils had all made a wooden toy!  This was a fun class for the Year 5’s, which gave them an introduction to a secondary school class, and they got to keep their wooden toy!

 

 

29 March 2017

Paralympian Athlete Visits Coleridge
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29 March 2017

Paralympian Athlete Visits Coleridge

Georgie Bullen, who represented Team GB in the London 2012 Olympics in the Goalball team visited Coleridge Community College to introduce students to her game.

 

Georgie explained the principles of goalball, which was created for visually impaired athletes.  Students then had the opportunity to try their hand at a game of goalball, using eye masks and goalballs with bells inside to alert players where the ball is on the court.

 

Further photos can be found in this Cambridge News article

 

8 March 2017

Roy Burrell Awards 2017
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8 March 2017

Roy Burrell Awards 2017

The Roy Burrell Awards took part on 7th March 2017, and this was the 40th year that the Awards have been running.  There were 8 students and one member of staff representing the Federation this year, all have achieved county standard or above in sport.

 

Siobhan Skinner (member of staff) won a major award (Team of the Year) for leading the District Cross Country Team to first place in the region.

 

Louis Rolfe, Paralympian Gold Medalist and ex-Coleridge student, was a special guest at the Awards.

 

24 January 2017

Year 9 Students attend ‘Eyes on the Prize’ at ARU
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24 January 2017

Year 9 Students attend ‘Eyes on the Prize’ at ARU

Year 9 students recently attended an event hosted by Anglia Ruskin University.  ‘Eyes on the Prize’ is an event focused on supporting students with their future academic choices.  The event included input from local Level 3 providers, schools and universities and aimed to provide students with a positive and aspirational programme.

 

Tours were given by ARU Student Ambassadors, who gave the pupils an insight into what being a university student is like.  The exhibition highlighted the range of courses and facilities at Anglia Ruskin and also featured stands from other Higher Education institutions, as well as training providers and employers.

 

       

25 November 2016

Paralympian Gold Medallist Louis Rolfe Visits Coleridge
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25 November 2016

Paralympian Gold Medallist Louis Rolfe Visits Coleridge

Ex- Coleridge student and current Paralympian Gold medallist Louis Rolfe, was invited back to Coleridge Community College to present Sporting awards to Coleridge students whom have earned recognition for their sporting achievements.

Louis Rolfe gave out individual certificates and medals to 18 students across year 11 and year 9 who have shown commitment to sport over their time at Coleridge School.

The students were clearly inspired by Louis Rolfe’s presence; Andrew Neziri (Year 11),

“This morning has been an opportunity to reflect upon our achievements and appreciate the rewards of hard work, which Louis Rolfe epitomises”

Anna O Grady (Year 9), “It was really exciting to meet Louis Rolfe and to see his medals. I would love to be in the Olympics one day”

The school have decided to name a trophy after the student after his recent achievements, the trophy will now be called the ‘Louis Rolfe Sports Award’. This will be presented to one male and one female student at the end of the year covering the whole school.  Mr Dixon, Head of PE at Coleridge, believes this will create a legacy for generations to come and winning the Louis Rolfe Sports Awards will become the highest sporting achievements in the school as his name attached to the trophy embodies his values of determination, Inspiration, Excellence, Courage and Equality.

Finally Louis Rolfe said “It is amazing to have a trophy named after me. The thought of students winning the ‘Louis Rolfe’ sports awards in the future makes me feel very proud”

louis-rolfe

 

5 October 2016

Open Evening October 4th 2016
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5 October 2016

Open Evening October 4th 2016

The school was pleased to welcome a large number of families to the college’s Open Evening  yesterday evening.

The slides from the Headteacher’s presentation can be found below.

open-evening-presentation

 

13 September 2016

Coleridge Year 11 examination results 2016
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13 September 2016

Coleridge Year 11 examination results 2016

Coleridge Year 11 students performed well on all 4 of the Government’s new key measures of school performance. The table below shows the significant improvement compared with 2015. Whilst still some way to go, the school is clearly on the right track.

National results for 2016 are not yet available

Government measure National result 2015 School result 2015 School result 2016
% of students achieving A*-C in both English and Maths 58 44 61
Progress 8* score 0 -0.2 +0.2
Attainment 8** score 4.8 4.2 4.9
% of students achieving the EBacc*** 24 18 30

 

*Progress 8 score measures how much progress each Year 11 student made in their best 8 qualifying subjects from the start of Year 7 to the end of Year 11, and calculates an average for the school. If on average all students have made the amount of progress they would have been expected to make, the school’s score would be 0 (zero). Schools will naturally aspire to achieve the highest possible positive score. The 2016 result shown is a provisional one, given to us by a national company called Go4Schools, based on their own very large database of schools.

**Attainment 8 score calculates the students’ average grade across their best 8 qualifying subjects, using the numeric grade scale 1-9, where 9 is the best score that could be attained.

***Ebacc is the percentage of Year 11 students that achieved a grade A*-C in all of English, Maths, Science, History or Geography and a modern language (at Coleridge, usually French).

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