Information for parents
A good education will set a child fair for the challenges ahead and Sir John Cass’s Foundation has at its core tenet to assist youngsters to fulfil their potential.
Sir John Cass, the 17th century philanthropist, whose name and values the Foundation still carries, provided a start in life for 50 boys and 40 girls to attend school.
Our two schools, Sir John Cass’s Foundation Primary School and Sir John Cass’s Foundation and Red Coat Church of England Secondary School as well as The Cass Child and Family Centre continue to excel and support children and parents to achieve an excellent education.
Here are some highlights from their Ofsted Reports…
Highlights of the Ofsted Report for Sir John Cass’s Foundation Primary School:
‘Sir John Cass’s Foundation Primary School is an outstanding school’
‘The School’s teaching is outstanding and reflects the energy and determination shown by staff, including support staff, which helps pupils to learn exceptionally well. All groups of pupils, including disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs, make exceptional progress from their starting points. School leaders, teachers and staff have worked closely with each other and with parents to ensure that pupils achieve well above national levels. The school is a very harmonious and supportive of the community. Pupils want to learn about the wider world, including its opportunities and difficulties.’
Highlights of the Ofsted Report for John Cass’s Foundation and Red Coat Church of England Secondary School:
‘Sir John Cass’s Foundation and Red Coat Church of England Secondary School is an outstanding school’
‘The headteacher together with his senior leadership team and governing body have very successfully created an inclusive community where students of diverse cultures and backgrounds are equally valued and reach high levels of achievements. Parents and carers are supportive of the school, especially appreciating the quality of education and care provided for their children.’
One parent said, ‘ … there should be more schools with the teaching capability of SJCR where many of the teachers are dedicated and heroic!’ ‘Indeed the school provides excellent opportunities for students to ‘achieve their personal best’; they reach high levels of personal development and good academic attainment through a stimulating and well-ordered learning environment. They are taught well through a curriculum that meets students’ needs and receive excellent care and support.
Good results are achieved through careful tracking of students’ progress, consistently good teaching, mentoring, as well as additional revision classes and strong parental support. Students enter the school with average levels of attainment. They leave in Year 11 with the majority making outstanding progress, thus gaining good foundations for their future education or employment.’