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Academic Results – Exciting News!

Academic Results – Exciting News!
 

At Deepdene, we are committed to striving for the highest possible academic standards.  We also consider it important to acknowledge the unique educational journey that every individual pupil makes.  To judge the academic success of our school, we focus closely, although not exclusively, on the core subjects of English and Mathematics and measure two key indicators: pupil attainment and pupil progress from their individual starting points.  By exploring both of these measures, pupil attainment and pupil progress, we hold ourselves accountable to our school community.  Ongoing teacher assessment takes place throughout the school year.  To supplement these teacher judgements, we also assess our pupils in Year 1 to 6 in externally marked tests (GL Assessment). Our most recent tests were administered in the second half of the Summer Term 2016.

Whole School Results of our externally marked assessments (GL Assessment), Summer Term 2016:

While almost every child is working at or above the national average, many pupils at Deepdene are working within the academic range of the top 10% of students nationally. For Mathematics, the percentage of our students who are working at this level is 31%, while in English, it is even higher, at 41%. This means that almost half of our Literacy pupils and one third of our Mathematics pupils are within the top 10% in the country.

In terms of pupil progress, our pupils across the school in both English and Mathematics have performed extremely well.  Measured against the tests which the children sat in December, in both subjects almost every pupil in the school has made the expected progress, and the few exceptions to that were mainly due to the special circumstances of particular children. Not only that, but in Literacy over half of the cohort had made either “Higher Progress than Expected” or “Much Higher Progress than Expected”, while in Mathematics this figure was a massive 61%.

End of Key Stage 2 Results of our externally marked assessments (GL Assessment), Summer Term 2016:

Year 6 marks the end of Key Stage 2.  The performance of this year’s cohort in their externally assessed tests at the end of this key stage is extremely impressive. In Mathematics, over 80% and in English, a full 100% of pupils achieved scores above the national average. An incredible 54% of our Year 6 pupils achieved scores that placed them within the top 10% of pupils nationally in English.  

In terms of pupil progress as measured by the assessments, every single pupil in both English and Mathematics has made expected or even higher than expected progress this year. For a non-selective school these are truly excellent results.

We offer huge congratulations to all of our pupils who have worked so hard to achieve such wonderful results.  Our dedicated teachers must also be thanked for the enormous commitment and support they have shown this year.  Well done, Deepdene!

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A New Partnership With Roedean

A New Partnership With Roedean

A Meeting of Aspirations and Ethos
For some months now, Roedean and Deepdene have been in discussion about working together to share resources, talent, expertise and enthusiasm. This has grown out of our schools’ shared vision of education that is genuinely holistic. We have now developed an exciting partnership arrangement which will benefit pupils across both schools.

The Partnership Vision
We are an established Prep and Nursery School to the west of Brighton; Roedean is a thriving independent secondary school set in 45 acres of the South Downs, overlooking the English Channel to the east. Roedean already work in partnership with a number of other local schools at secondary and primary level and are keen to continue to build relationships with local schools. Working together over two sites, our schools, each with its own unique character will be able to enhance educational opportunity for all pupils.

While the partnership will benefit both schools, the opportunities for Deepdene are:

1. Support from Roedean’s staff and leadership in terms of accountability and compliance at Deepdene.
2. Sharing teacher training and development opportunities to share good practice, ensuring teachers continue to expand and develop their skills and enthusiasms.
3. Developing masterclasses for our pupils alongside Roedean pupils to help preparation for the next phase of their education beyond Deepdene.
4. Utilising the wonderful resources available at Roedean to enhance the delivery of sport, swimming, the arts and sciences.
5. Hosting visits by Roedean staff and pupils to work together on reading, arts and sports projects with Deepdene pupils and teachers.

By working with Roedean in this way, the partnership will bring Deepdene support and stability which is necessary to develop, secure and enhance our small independently-owned school. It will also bring greater opportunity to every pupil. Our joint vision will enable Deepdene to continue to build on its unique identity and to share this with another great school. It will ensure that we can develop the quality of education at Deepdene and continue to offer a first class education.

A Grand Event
We will be sending you an invitation to attend our launch event which will be held on the evening of Wednesday 20th April 2016 at the Grand Hotel Brighton in the Empress Suite at 7:30 pm. This will be an opportunity to meet the Headmaster of Roedean, Oliver Blond and share our excitement about the future, answering any questions you might have. Please do come and hear about the future of Deepdene in association with Roedean and what this will mean for your child.

Elizabeth Brown
Head of Prep School

Nicola Gane
Head of Nursery School

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Beach Hut Advent Calendar

Beach Hut Advent Calendar

The Beach Hut Advent Calendar is now an annual event in the School calendar and one of the highlights of the Autumn Term. It takes place during Advent and involves a Winter themed art exhibition and carol singing by the School Choir. This special event happens at a beach hut on Hove seafront. Mulled wine and mince pies add to the festive atmosphere. The event and it’s organisers have even caught the Prime Minister’s attention….click here to read more!

Deepdene Advent Calendar

 

 

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