Privately taken Qualifications

Where a qualification is certificated privately, this continues to count in the performance measures for the school at which the pupil/student studies, as of census date. Schools must engage pupil/students and their parents in constructive discussions where they feel a private early entry is inappropriate.

This also applies where a pupil/student sits an exam at an exam centre other than their school. If a pupil/student sits an exam at another exam centre, the results are counted in the performance measures for the school where the pupil/student studies, as of census date.

For the purposes of the Performance Tables, a pupil/student is deemed to be on-roll if they are present on the day of the January Census (usually the third Thursday in January of the year in which the pupil/student is at the end of KS4).

The verification of this must be managed by the school as part of the summer checking exercise.

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