Research and analysis

Raising standards through literacy

This publication was withdrawn on 27 January 2017

This good practice example has been withdrawn as it is older than 3 years and may no longer reflect current policy.

Ofsted good practice example showing how Cardinal Hume Catholic School raised standards by focusing on reading and writing.

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Cardinal Hume Catholic School has been highly successful in raising standards through a focus on reading, speaking and listening, and writing – including writing across the curriculum. In 2012, the school was in the top 1% of schools by ‘value-added’ (a measure of the progress students make between different stages of education), and the proportion of students gaining at least a C in GCSE English was 96%. The school has been highly successful in raising the aspirations of students in an area of above average deprivation.