In relation to our pupils’ capabilities and starting points they achieve high standards.
All groups of pupils are making rapid progress and attainment is rising. Over the last six years, pupils’ progress has accelerated rapidly. This is consistent across year groups. Our pupils have excellent attitudes towards learning. In a pupil survey when asked about what was special about the school a high percentage mentioned ‘learning’. Children enter Reception with a wide range of needs, with some children at and others below typical levels of development for their age. They make excellent progress is secured through highly individualised programmes that support both learning and personal development.
The Department for Education Performance Tables
Key Stage 1 Test Results 2012 – 2015
In Key Stage 1 Assessments are carried out by the Teachers using their professional judgement. National Tests are used to support and verify these judgements. Traditionally our teachers have been “hard” markers being reluctant to award a level unless they are absolutely confident that a child is secure working at that level on a consistent base.
Year 1 Phonics screening check
87% of our pupils are working at the expected level this exceeds national and county results.
Ofsted continues to place more emphasis now on progress and it is a much fairer reflection for the pupils as it takes into account their starting point. The progress our pupils make is outstanding:
In 2014-2015 our attainment was:
- 98% of our pupils reach or exceed expected progress in reading compared to 91% nationally
- 52% make better than expected progress, compared to 33% nationally in reading
- 100% of our pupils reach or exceed expected progress in writing compared to 94% nationally
- 75% make better than expected progress compared to 36% nationally in writing
- 98% of our pupils reach or exceed expected progress in Maths compared to 90% nationally
- 44% make more than expected progress compared to 34%
We now have a 6 year rising trend in our results. The progress made by our pupils is significantly above the national average. In reading, writing and maths combined we are placed in the top 1% of the country for progress made- 92% of our pupils reach the expected standard in reading, writing and maths combined.
A Chart to show Results at Key Stage 2 over the last 4 years
In 2015-2016 the tests changed as did the way that results are reported and progress measured. This can’t be compared to previous years. Our progress continues to be outstanding even with the new raised expectations. We are in the top 25% of schools across the country.