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Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls is a highly successful school, judged by Ofsted in November 2017 as ‘Good’ in all categories.

What a beginning to the new academic year!

We started this year with our best ever A Level and GCSE results. 

We started this year with our best ever A Level and GCSE results.
 
Bucking the national trend in a number of key performance areas, we have again broken school records to continue the upward trend of improvement we have secured in recent years. As well as the key headlines which are displayed on our website, the government has just released a further set of national data for GCSE, Progress 8, which outlines the progress students are making at the school. A zero figure outlines that students are making expected progress. The Progress 8 figure for CHSG is +0.25 which indicates that our students are making better than expected progress, on average a quarter of a grade higher than students in other schools.
 
It has also been an immensely exciting start with us gradually taking possession of our new building and works on other parts of the site nearing completion. The on-going works have not been without their challenges, but staff and students have been fantastic in overcoming some of the daily logistics of movement around the site and the need to de-camp to other rooms and areas of the school. However, it has certainly been worth it and we look forward to it all being competed in the not too distant future.
 
It has been a very busy start to the year with lots of activities going on and the transfer to high school season with our Open Evening, which was extremely well attended, the subsequent open mornings which were also very busy and needed to be extended due to high demand, and for the first time our scholarship assessment sessions for 24 places in Music and Sport for new Year 7 students in 2017.
 
We have also welcomed our new Year 7 students who have settled in very quickly, as well as our new Year 12 students, many of who have joined us from other schools.
 
Uniform has been immaculate this half term. Our new policy has had a very positive effect and we are determined to maintain the high standard achieved. Attendance and punctuality have also been excellent and I would like to thank parents for your on-going support.
 
A number of the new aspects of government education policy take effect this year. The new Year 7 students have arrived without levels from their primary schools, but rather with a figure that indicates whether they are secondary ready. This has led to major changes in our assessment policy at Key Stage 3 which was outlined recently at our Year 7 Parents Information Evening. At GCSE, this will be the first year that English and Maths are graded with a number. Information on this has been sent to parents and was discussed at the parents’ evening on 20th October.
 
A Levels are also changing with a number of subjects now following two year linear courses and no AS exams. However, as at GCSE the government has staggered the changes so different subjects will be moving to the new specifications at different times. The changes were outlined at our recent Year 12 Parents Information Evening. We will continue to update parents regularly on all the changes.
 
I would like to remind all parents that you are able to track your daughter’s progress by logging on to Go4Schools. If you have not yet logged on you can at https://www.go4schools.com/parents/login.aspx using your email address.
 
The half term seems to have flown by but it has been a brilliant start to the year and a truly exciting time for the school!
 
Mrs V Jones, Headteacher