School Results


School Results

From 2016 all students and schools will be measured on how much progress students make from when they start in Year 7 to when they complete their GCSE exams at the end of Year 11.

This will be known as Progress 8.

The Progress 8 measure is designed to encourage all students to study a broad and balanced curriculum. The new measure will be based on students’ progress measured across eight subjects.

Figures released by the Department for Education have placed Dene Community School as the NUMBER 1 ranking school in County Durham for OVERALL PROGRESS 8 performance and for MATHS PROGRESS 8 performance.

Our Progress 8 scores show that our students make significant progress whilst studying at Dene Community School.

This is a huge achievement for the school and something all staff, students, parents, carers, governors and the local community should be very proud of. It confirms that Dene Community School provides an outstanding educational experience, thanks to the dedication of our school staff and the commitment to learning shown by our students.

School Results National Average
Progress 8 +0.38 0
Attainment 8 48.9 48.5
% of students achieving C or above in English and Maths 67.0% 59.0%
% of students achieving the English Baccalaureate 15.0% 23.0%
% of students continuing in education or training 89.0% 94.0%

You can read more about these new measures and learn how they are calculated here.

Additional information and performance statistics regarding our school can be found at the Department for Education website here.