Redland Green School

RGS Bristol

Redland Green Students Continue to Make Excellent Progress

We are delighted to report that Redland Green School’s value added score for 2011-12 is 1024.7, slightly above our VA score for 2010-11 (of 1023.7). This represents progress across all subjects for all students that is significantly above the national average. Indeed, this places Redland Green in the top 12% of all schools nationally for the progress made by its students for the second year in succession.

The individual VA scores for English, maths and science are also all significantly above the national average; these teams should all be congratulated upon their achievements. Our English department improved upon their 2010-11 results in a national climate of lower grades. The progress made by all students in the sciences places the school in the top 1% of all schools nationally. For mathematics, the school is in the top 7% of all schools nationally, strengthening our position as a specialist science school.

The report also shows that we have significantly narrowed the gap in achievement between boys and girls and this gap is now smaller than the national trend.

Another national trend is the underachievement of students for whom schools receive additional Pupil Premium funding. Our RAISE report not only shows that we are narrowing the gap between these students and their peers at Redland Green School but that these students make more progress than that which is made by all students nationally. This is a significant achievement and details of how we make use of our Pupil Premium Grant are available on our website.

These achievements are a direct result of the strong partnership between our students, parents and staff whose continued hard-work, dedication and skill have enabled our students to succeed. The aspiration, motivation and commitment of our students must also be acknowledged as is the contribution made by the strong support of parents for both the students and the school. Thank you to every individual who has contributed to these successes. 

Mr R Maule

Deputy Headteacher

December 2012


Background: What is Raise:

The outstanding progress made by students at Redland Green School was recognised in the school’s RAISEonline report (Reporting and Analysis for Improvement through school Self-Evaluation) released recently. This report is produced for all schools by the Department of Education and Ofsted and gives us a thorough evaluation of the attainment and progress of our students.

The report measures the progress made by students from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4 and gives a numerical score for this ‘value added’. Value added scores (VA) should be compared to the national average of 1000.0.