In 2017, a secondary school will be coasting if:
- In 2015, fewer than 60 per cent of pupils achieve 5 or more A* to C GCSE grades (including English and maths), and the percentage of pupils making expected progress in English and maths is below the national median (see below).
- 2015 progress medians: English 73 per cent and maths 68 per cent.
- In 2016, the school has a Progress 8 score below -0.25 and the upper band of the 95% confidence interval is below zero.
A school must fall below the coasting level for all three years (2015, 2016 and 2017) to be considered coasting.
Enter your school information into the coasting calculator
What to do next
If your school is at risk of being categorised as coasting, there are several types of support available from the association:
Page published: 08/05/2017