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15 January 2008
Denbigh has been ranked within the top 5% of schools in the country for our Contextual Value Added Score' in the 2007 Achievement and Attainment Tables which were published on Thursday 10th January 2008.
We were made aware of the achievement in a letter from Jim Knight, the Minister of State for Schools and Learners, who congratulated us on our position as a top performing school.
The Contextual Value Added (CVA) Score looks at the improvement that pupils make between Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 4 whilst taking into account a number of factors that are outside the schools control.
The CVA score predicts what a pupil's attainment should be, based on the attainment of other children with similar backgrounds and then sees how the school has influenced pupils performance e.g. above or below the national prediction.
Our Headteacher, Dame Yasmin Bevan, who is currently on secondment as the Secondary Schools Adviser, made the following comments upon hearing the news of our CVA ranking:
I was delighted to see the progress that our young people have made which compares so favourably with the national picture. This will give them a very firm foundation for the next stage of their education. We are very proud of their success which is a tribute to the hard work and commitment of all concerned.