If at any time of the year you have concerns over your child’s progress or assessment please contact Mrs L Rainey, Assistant Headteacher, Raising Standards.


How do we track progress?

Once a child comes to Sale High School we set them a Year 11 target and would expect them to make progress toward that target each year. Targets are originally set using data from primary schools but we know that all students develop at different rates, so if a child has made rapid progress we would simply alter their pathway to set new and challenging targets.


GCSE Grading System

Year 7-11 are tracked using the new GCSE number grades. Grading using this system, allows us to offer swift and effective intervention. Using a GCSE number grading system is challenging for all students. Sometimes a student will not meet grade 1, if this is the case they will be assessed using the letter P, which stands for pre grade 1. The 'good pass' benchmark is set at grade 5. Grade 7 is equivalent to an A or A*. Please see the link below for further detail.


Pathways at Sale High School  



  • Termly Reviews contain teacher assessment grades, predictions, attitude to learning, homework and targets. These will be available 3 times a year for KS3 and 5 times a year for KS4
  • A full written report is sent home once a year
  • Examinations in all subjects take place once a year

Parents can access e-portal to view this information. Click here for full instructions on how to access eportal.



How to access eportal guide  


If you lose your password or have trouble accessing this information please contact Mrs S Stanley.


Parents Evening

Parents Evening takes place once per year for each year group. See the school calendar for dates and times. Year 7 will have an additional 'meet the form tutor' evening where parents can discuss how their child has settled in. Parents Evenings provide an opportunity to meet your child’s subject teachers, visit the SEN department or discuss any concerns with the Senior Leadership Team. Bookings can be made via the online booking system, accessed from the homepage, approximately 3 weeks prior to the date of your Parents Evening. For full instructions on how to book please follow the link at the bottom of the page.


Parents Evening Schdule 2018/2019


Meet the Tutor (Year 7)

Wednesday 17th October 2018

Year 7

Thursday 28th March 2019

Year 8

Thursday 7th February 2019

Year 9

Thursday 29th November 2018

Year 10

Thursday 7th March 2019

Year 11

Tuesday 15th January 2019


Additional Parent Events

Welcome to Year 11

Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Welcome to KS4

Wednesday 10th October 2018

Parent Information Evening

Tuesday 6th November 2018

Year 9 Pathways Evening

Thursday 10th January 2019

Parent Information Evening

Tuesday 16th April 2019




How to book Parents Evening Guide