Academic Performance and Scholarships
Key Stage 1 and 2 SAT results
An amazing 95% of our pupils made the tough new target for reading, against a national average of 66% and 67% achieved the target in all three against a national figure of 53%. Most pleasing of all is that these results were achieved without narrow teaching to the test or undue pressure.
Common Entrance Results
Common Entrance exams are taken at the end of Year 8. They cover a broad range of subjects and stretch children far beyond what would normally be expected for Year 8 children in many subjects. They are assessed by senior schools, which have the freedom to adapt the mark-scheme, making standardisation and comparisons inexact. Many academically selective senior schools require a score of 55% or even 60% to achieve a ‘C’ grade, with an ‘A’ often representing a very good standard indeed. The 2016 cohort can be proud to have achieved Common Entrance results for Town Close that exceeded last year’s and those achieved in 2013, two of our best years in recent times, much as they could not quite match the exceptional 2014 cohort. An impressive 65% were graded ‘A’ or ‘B’ and 91% of results were above Grade C, itself a challenging level for children of this age. These are excellent results for a Prep School with a broad intake and reflect the huge progress many children make thanks to a Town Close education.
We congratulate the thirteen pupils offered awards by senior schools in 2016 as follows:
|Norwich School||Academic Scholarship|
|Six Headmaster’s Awards|
|One Music Award|
|Norwich High School||Music Scholarship|
|Framlingham College||Albert Memorial Scholarship|
|Gresham’s School||Fishmonger’s Academic Scholarship|
|Oakham School||Sports Scholarship|