w/c Monday 7 September 2015 – Week 1

Cockermouth School is closed for the summer break. Please click here for the term dates for 2015/16.


Congratulations to all our students on a superb set of A’ Level and GCSE results this year. There were some outstanding individual successes, with a significant number of students gaining top grades. Many of our former students will be taking up places at Russell Group universities including, among others,  Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College London and Newcastle. As a fully comprehensive school, we are delighted that a number of students have been accepted onto high quality apprenticeships, and we also look forward to welcoming a new cohort of Year 12 students into our Sixth Form in September. We extend our very best wishes for the future to all students.


Useful information for the start of the academic year for Year 7 students and their parents is attached.  Letters advising how new Year 7 students and parents can manage the Squid Account (to pay for lunches) will be issued early in the new term. 


Please see attached information regarding course requirements and the pre-test for students considering AS Level Maths, which will be taken on Wednesday 9 September for those students with a grade B at GCSE : Induction Lesson, Year 12 Pre-Test.

Here is the link to the summer bridging work which must be completed by the beginning of term for each subject that a student will be studying in Year 12 September. Click here for the link.


Ofsted have released the Section 8 Report from their visit in May 2015 – Click here to view

Please click here to read the Summer edition of our school magazine.


Please read the attached letter from the Headteacher regarding the Governor vote on Academy status. There are no plans to make any changes to the uniform should the school become an Academy. Frequently Asked Questions are attached, and there is a link to a dedicated Academies email address on the attached letter. A letter from October 2014 on this subject is attached.


Our School Prospectus is attached.


Please click here for our Sixth Form Prospectus, and on the Sixth Form tab above for information regarding Sixth Form admissions.


Would parents wishing to request a place for their child at Cockermouth School please complete the attached form and return it to the School Admissions Department. If you wish to discuss admission to the school, please call to speak with Mrs Bone, PA to Headteacher on 01900 898888.


Key Stage 4 Pathway Booklets for students in Year 10 are attached : Blue Pathway, Yellow Pathway, Green Pathway.


Please read the attached Science Writing booklet produced by our Sixth Form student, Stephen Cole, and with entries from students within school.


Data regarding school performance is available by clicking on the following link:


In 2014, students at Cockermouth School achieved the following:

Percentage achieving 5 A* -C including English and Maths  63%

Percentage achieving English Baccalaureate 42%

Percentage of students making expected progress in English 68%

Percentage of students making expected progress in Maths 77%


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