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Open Day and Evening - Parent and student comments

  • Teachers were very enthusiastic about the school which was very encouraging
  • There is always so much to do in the classrooms. We struggled to see everything we wanted to by 8.30 pm.
  • A very warm welcome, we really enjoyed the evening.
  • Enjoyed the experiments, music and also decorating a cake.
  • Need more time!!
  • A good, well presented evening.
  • Look forward to visiting again next year as my children are in Yr 5.
  • The evening was lovely, very informative and everyone involved was friendly and helpful.
  • Everybody was so welcoming and friendly. We had a lovely evening, thank you.
  • Very good first impression for my daughter of the school. We were helped by a student who could not have been more lovely and helpful. Many thanks.
  • See you in 2014!

And from a student about our students:

  • The children were happy with the kind of happy you can’t pretend.

Comments from an OfSTED subject inspection of Geography graded overall

as ‘Good’ by HMI on the 14th and 15th May 2012:

“Leaders take an active personal interest in all students’ progress”

“Self evaluation is thorough and accurate and feeds into the school’s overall strategic plan”

“The subject is thriving as a result of diligent leadership and the value placed on out-of-class learning”

“Students achieved above the National level last year and this continued an improvingtrend”

“The overall effectiveness of Geography is good”

“Behaviour in lessons is good”

Comments from the last full OfSTED inspection, January 2011:
“Parents and carers are particularly pleased with the quality of teaching, the way their children are kept safe and how the college keeps them informed about their child’s progress.”

“…students enjoy coming to the college because of interesting lessons, clubs and other activities on offer.”

“The college provides….a purposeful climate for learning. Students are well challenged and lessons successfully meet their needs; as a result, their progress and attainment are accelerating quickly.”

“Cullompton Community College…. provides a high standard of care and guidance, which effectively promote students’ good personal development. Students enjoy coming to the college and behave well, both in lessons and around the college.”

Comments on Examination Results

Student progress (that is student improvement from when they enter the college to when they leave) is above the National average in the key core subjects of English, Maths and Science and above the National Average at 5A*-C GCSEs.

Attainment in the Ebacc was 21% in 2011 against a National Average of 15% and is predicted to be 27% in 2012 (the English Baccalaureate is a group of academic subjects which the DfE and the top Universities rate highly as a measure of good standards and is made up of English, Maths, Two Sciences, History or Geography and a language.

Attainment at 5A*-G is above the National average and shows a 3 year improving trend. In 2012 and 2011 no student left with out a GCSE, which is above the National average.