Last year we achieved our best results for the third year in a row. The percentage achieving. 5+ A*-C including English and Maths has rapidly risen from 42% in 2011 to 58% in 2013. We are expecting at least 64% of our young learners to achieve the benchmark this year. I am most proud about the incredible improvement in the progress our students are now making in English and Mathematics. We are now in the top 4% nationally for English and well above the national average in Mathematics. We are deeply satisfied also by the fact that every one of our learners secured an apprenticeship, work place or sixth form college place when they left year 11 last year. We have a strong partnership with Newman College University who continue to encourage our learners to continue their education with them and we are seeing an ever increasing number joining our 6th form. The football coaching academy in our 6th form is massively popular and this year our students will be coaching in some of our feeder schools.
I have been at Dame Elizabeth Cadbury now for just over three years; the time flies by so quickly. The feedback we receive from our many partners alongside the results our young adults achieve strongly indicates that we are a school going places. I am writing this piece whilst celebrating with twenty two of our gifted and talentedstudents at Kings College London where all have graduated in a Maths or a Philosophy programme. It is fantastic to see our young learners being so proud of their achievements and broadening their ambitions to attend a Russell Group University. Two students achieved a first class in their Maths assignments and four students received a special commendation for their outstanding work ethic.
Years 7 & 12 start back at 8.45. Years 8, 9, 10 and 11 start at 11.05.
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Gradual Closure of ASD Resource Base
Notice is given in accordance with Section 19(3) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006that The Governing Body of Dame Elizabeth Cadbury Technology College proposes to make prescribed alterations to Dame Elizabeth Cadbury Technology College (a Foundation school), Woodbrooke Road, Bournville, B30 1UL. Namely this would consist of not admitting any further pupils other than those already on roll within the resource base from 1st September 2014.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE NEXT SEN PARENT DROP IN ON JULY 9th 2014 IS CANCELLED.
Here at DEC we have organised a Parent Group for parents of young people with an Autism Spectrum diagnosis. To find out more please click here.
New School PE Kit
For me information click here. You can order the PE kit online by clicking here, alternatively you can print off the following form click here, fill it out and send it into school with your child and the correct money - and we will order it from here.
Brilliant Club Update
Between February and May, 12 Year 10 students participated in the Brilliant Club, which involved attending tutorials delivered by a PHD tutors.