Headteacher's Update December 2016
As the end of term approaches, I am writing to update you on our progress and developments at Dyson Perrins.
At the time of writing, I was delighted to learn that even more Year 6 pupils than last year have provisionally made Dyson Perrins their first choice secondary school for September 2017, with a large number putting us as their second choice. Such an increase in numbers in recent years is a reflection of the school’s continued success and our increasingly positive reputation in the local community. When accommodating the second choice applicants, we could conceivably reach our pupil admission number which is a very good position to be in and one that highlights the rapid growth of Dyson Perrins over the last three years.
We received confirmation recently from the DfE that students at Dyson Perrins make more progress across a range of subjects at the end of KS4 than the National Average. Our outcomes at KS4 put us in a strong position as a school, a point confirmed by our School Improvement Partner during a recent visit in November. His review visit incorporated learning walks across the school, sampling of students’ work, talking to our students about their learning and discussions with some of our Subject Leaders. He was very positive about the findings from these monitoring activities and feels that we are well placed to continue developing and improving our school.