Praising Stars

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 the prediction based on the current performance of the student and the teachers professional judgement as to what the student will achieve in this subject at the end of Key Stage 4 (certified in Year 10 or Year 11). If the student is in year 7 or 8 this information can be used to help make informed decisions about their choices for Key Stage 4


This indicates, where marked, that the teacher has a coursework concern © 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.