Crispin School


The results listed below are not current - they relate to the academic years 2016-19

As well as being fully committed to the education of the whole child, we fully appreciate the importance of students achieving the best possible educational outcomes. The precise nature of results varies from year to year according to the cohort in question but students at Crispin have consistently achieved strong examination results.

The final details with regards to student performance in 2019, particularly in terms of student progress, will not become fully clear until January 2020 when all the national results have been published. The DfE provisional school performance data has been included below with comparative data over the last four years.

Such information is of use but it has its limitations. It does give an indication of school performance but it will also reflect historical decisions about curriculum structures which may affect accountability measures. It also reflects what happened to students at a secondary school between 2014 and 2019, and at their primary school before that, rather than what will happen in the future. Although prior performance can sometimes be a good indicator of what will happen in the future; sometimes it is not.

To give you one example, nationally students do less well in Modern Foreign Languages than in other subjects. In the last three years the percentage of students taking a Modern Foreign Language at Crispin has nearly tripled. We believe this is a desirable development, but all things being equal at any school this is highly likely to reduce performance data with regards to progress and attainment.

Whether students at Crispin have achieved results well in excess of national and local performance or the results have seen a smaller gap we have long stressed that it is also really important to recognise that many aspects of a school’s life and indeed performance cannot be translated into easily measurable data. Just because something is not easily quantifiable it does not mean that it is not of vital importance.

While schools must always have one eye on how they will fare vis-à-vis performance data, this is not our prime driver. We seek to offer a Crispin curriculum that is the most suitable for students across our area.

The results reflect the commitment of students and teachers in the last five years. It is extremely heartening to see students make strong progress at Crispin.

2019 Performance Press Release

Performance Over Time

2019 DfE School Performance Data

Please note: data across academic years is not directly comparable due to changes in examinations, grading, accountability measures and national and school entry patterns among other factors. 

Last Updated: April 2021

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