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The Education (School Performance and Unauthorised Absence Targets) (Wales) Regulations 1999

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9.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2) the governing body of every school to which regulation 4, 5, 6 or 7 applies shall publish with the school’s annual report for every school year the information about–

(a)pupils' attainment results,

(b)performance targets,

(c)the unauthorised absence rate, and

(d)unauthorised absence targets,

specified in Schedule 2.

(2) In relation to any school to which regulation 4, 5 or 6 applies, paragraph (1) shall not require the publication of any information–

(a)about the performance targets referred to in those regulations in relation to–

(i)the relevant group of second key stage pupils (as defined in regulation 4(5)),

(ii)the relevant group of third key stage pupils (as defined in regulation 5(5)), or

(iii)the relevant group of pupils who will attain the age of 16 years (as defined in regulation 6(7)),

where that group, at the time when the governing body’s duty to set such targets for that year arose, consisted of ten or fewer persons; and

(b)about pupils' attainment results in any school year in relation to any group of pupils–

(i)at or near the end of the final year of the second key stage,

(ii)at or near the end of the final year of the third key stage, or

(iii)who attained the age of 16 years,

during the school year in question where that group consisted of ten or fewer persons.

(3) In this Regulation “pupils' attainment results” means–

(a)in relation to pupils at or near the end of the final year of the second key stage in any school year at a school to which regulation 4 applies–

(i)for each of the core subjects, the percentage who achieved level 4 or above in NC tests, and

(ii)either the percentage of girls and the percentage of boys respectively who achieved the core subject indicator, or the difference between the percentage of girls and the percentage of boys respectively who achieved the core subject indicator; and

(b)in relation to pupils at or near the end of the final year of the third key stage in any school year at a school to which regulation 5 applies–

(i)for each of the core subjects, the percentage who achieved level 5 or above in NC tests, and

(ii)either the percentage of girls and the percentage of boys respectively who achieved the core subject indicator or the difference between the percentage of girls and the percentage of boys respectively who achieved the core subject indicator; and

(c)in relation to pupils who attained the age of 16 years in any school year at a school to which regulation 6 applies–

(i)the percentage who, by the end of that year, achieved the core subject indicator;

(ii)either the percentage of girls and the percentage of boys respectively who, by the end of that year, achieved the core subject indicator or the difference between the percentage of girls and the percentage of boys respectively who, by the end of that year achieved the core subject indicator;

(iii)the percentage who, by the end of that year, achieved any grade from A* to C in five or more subjects in GCSE examinations;

(iv)the percentage who, by the end of that year, achieved any grade from A* to G in five or more subjects in GCSE examinations; and

(v)the percentage who, by the end of that year, will have left the school without achieving either any grade from A* to G in GCSE examinations or passing any CoEA examinations.

(4) In paragraph (3)(c)

(a)references to pupils achieving particular grades in GCSE examinations shall be construed for the purposes of those provisions so as to include references to pupils achieving corresponding awards in an equivalent number of vocational qualifications or GCSE short course examinations; and

(b)references to pupils who have left the school do not include pupils who have transferred to another educational institution on a full-time basis.

(5) Paragraph (6) of regulation 6 applies for the purposes of this regulation as it applies for the purposes of regulation 6.

(6) For the purposes of this regulation “pupil” in relation to a school and a school year, means a person who was registered as a pupil at that school on the Schools' Census enumeration date in that year.

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