The window for schools to opt into the new performance measures a year early in 2015, has now opened and will remain open until the end of June 2015. Secondary mainstream maintained schools, academies and free schools can all opt in.
Headteachers and principals were sent the procedure and details for opting in on 20 June. Schools are required to obtain agreement from their governing bodies before they can sign up.
To help plan for the new performance measures schools will receive data in early 2015 indicating how their school would have performed against the measures for its 2014 results.
The new performance measures will be introduced in 2016 and are based on the progress 8 measure. They are designed to encourage schools to teach a broad curriculum and reward schools that teach all pupils well.
The headline measures reported in performance tables will be:
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