The admission arrangements outlined on this website apply to admissions to Plymstock School. The Governors of the school are the Admissions Authority.
The admissions arrangements for 2019/20 can be viewed HERE
The admission arrangements for 2020/21 can be viewed HERE
The admission arrangements for 2021/22 can be viewed HERE
Repeating a year is very rare in UK schools and not something that Plymstock School actively promotes.
The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) undertakes significant research in a variety of areas of education and publishes their findings to enable schools to make informed decisions. The EEF have undertaken research in this area and has drawn the following conclusion:
Evidence suggests that in the majority of cases repeating a year is harmful to a student’s chances of academic success. In addition, studies consistently show greater negative effects for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, suggesting that the practice is likely to increase educational inequality. Pupils who repeat a year make an average of four months’ less academic progress over the course of a year than pupils who move on. In addition, studies suggest that students who repeat a year are unlikely to catch up with peers of a similar level who move on, even after completing an additional year’s schooling. Studies also suggest that students who repeat a year are more likely to drop out of school prior to completion.
Plymstock School’s Home-School Agreement can be viewed HERE