|All students||Mainstream students|
|Progress 8 score||0.03||0.06|
|Attainment 8 score||49.1||50.88|
|Percentage of pupils who entered the E Bac||27%||28.60%|
|Percentage of pupils who achieved a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in English and maths at the end of key stage 4||52%||53.60%|
|E Bacc average points score||4.21||4.37|
|Percentage of pupils staying in education or entering employment||97%||97%|
Chapel-en-le-Frith High School is highly unusual in England in consisting of a former special school merged with a mainstream secondary school. Our 34 place enhanced resource provision, the former special school, teaches an independent, non-GCSE curriculum to its students who typically have moderate to severe special educational needs.
This unusual arrangement makes the school’s data difficult to compare meaningfully with other schools. Government data on the school, including the performance tables, combine the results of the enhanced resource students with those of the mainstream population. The data effectively averages the results of a special school with that of a mainstream comprehensive.
The “Mainstream students” column in the table above presents the data without the enhanced resource cohort and therefore provides a more accurate comparison with other schools locally and nationally.
The government’s School Performance Tables can be found here. Given the uneven impact of the pandemic on school and college performance data, the government has said you should not make direct comparisons between the performance data for one school or college and another, or to data from previous years.