Praising Stars

Current Praising Stars Assessment Window

The next Praising Stars formal examination cycle for Years 9, 10 and 11 is from Monday 8 January – Friday 19 January 2018. Students and parents can download a copy below.


Useful Documents


We use our Praising Stars© system to inform you about your child’s progress. For those new to the process, each year you will receive six such reports. This frequency of reporting enables us to improve the quality and impact of our intervention with students. We hope you will be equally pleased with the frequency of which you receive information about your child’s progress. In brief, the report gives you information about:

Effort (E1-E6)

Parents/Carers MUST look at the effort grades first and foremost as a measure of your child’s performance towards meeting/exceeding their target grades. This will provide a clear indication of the work ethic in particular lessons.

  • E1 – Star students
  • E2 – Very promising
  • E3 – Hard working
  • E5 – TARGET

Target level/grade for each subject


This is either a National Curriculum Level, GCSE grade or BTEC level (depending on the Key Stage). The teacher will predict what your son/daughter will attain at the end of their current Key Stage/Course based on their current performance and the teacher’s professional judgement.


This indicates, where marked, that the teacher has a coursework concern (C ) or a homework concern (H) or both (HC).


This indicates, where marked with an X, that the teacher has a concern that your son/daughter’s attendance in lessons is having a negative effect on performance and progress.

Further Explanation

Each Praising Stars© Report issued each half-term has an explanation letter enclosed also. A copy of this letter is always posted on the website under the ‘Letters’ section. An example can be seen here: