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National Assessment Results

Children at the end of Year 2 (aged 6-7) take part in national standardised tests known as the end of Key Stage 1 Assessments. Until July 2015 children at this stage of school were expected to achieve a minimum National Curriculum Level 2 (known as a 2c) in Reading, Writing and Maths. Those children who achieved a Level 3 were therefore achieving above expected levels.

Children at the end of Year 6 (aged 10-11) take part in national standardised tests known as the end of Key Stage 2 Assessments. Until July 2015 children at this stage of school were expected to achieve a National Curriculum Level 4 in English and Maths. Those children who achieved a Level 5 or Level 6 were therefore achieving above expected levels.  Children were expected to achieve a minimum of 2 full National Curriculum levels from the end of Year 2 to the end of Year 6.  As of July 2016, the assessment system changed and the children are now assessed on whether or not they have achieved end of year expectations, rather than numerical National Curriculum levels.  Progress measures are also calculated differently.

Our school joined the Lumen Learning Trust in February 2020 consequently only the pupil assessment results from 2021 onwards are under the leadership of Lumen Learning Trust.

Our school has a specialist centre for children with learning difficulties with additional needs. These children are educated o Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 within their own 'cluster'. We use finely tuned assessments for these children and report their progress individually. The results below do not include our cluster children.


Reception

At the end of Reception, children are expected to achieve what is described as a 'Good Level of Development'. (National in brackets).

2019 65% (72%)
2017 2018
73% (71%) 71.4% (72.4%)


Year 1

At the end of Year 1 children's knowledge and understanding of phonics is tested using national standardised tests.  Here we show the year on year % of children passing this test.  (National % shown in brackets).

2017 2018 2019
90% (81%) 100% (83%) 53% (82%)

 

Year 2

At the end of Year 2 children’s skills in Reading, Writing and Maths are assessed using national Standardised Assessment Tests (SATs).  This is the fourth year of the revised testing and assessment arrangements for Year 2. These arrangements reflect the more challenging national curriculum which was introduced in 2014. Results are no longer reported as levels; consequently, figures for 2016 onwards are not comparable to those for previous years.  (National % shown in brackets)

  2017
Meeting Expected Standard
2018 
Meeting Expected Standard
2019
Meeting Expected Standard
Reading 75% (76%) 70% (76%) 58% (75%)
Writing 71% (68%) 67% (70%) 67% (69%)
Maths 69% (75%) 64% (76%) 48% (76%)

 

Year 6

At the end of Year 6 children’s skills in Reading, Writing, English Punctuation, Spelling & Grammar, and Maths are again assessed using national Standardised Assessment Tests (SATs). The curriculum introduced in 2014 provided greater challenge with higher expectations set for the end of KS2. As with the Year 2 SATs, results are no longer reported as levels; consequently, figures for 2016 onwards are again not comparable to those for previous years. (National % shown in brackets)

  2017
Meeting Expected Standard
2018 
Meeting Expected Standard
2019
Meeting Expected Standard
Reading 68% (71%) 75% (75%) 67% (73%)
Writing 75% (76%) 68% (78%) 78% (78%)
Maths 53% (75%) 61% (76%) 67% (79%)
English Punctuation, Spelling & Grammar 53% (77%) 82% (78%) 70% (78%)
Combined tbc (61%) 50% (64%) 59% (65%)

 

More information about the school's performance can be found on the DfE Performance Tables website 

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/find-a-school-in-england-beta?utm_expid=.gQQPKlr2QKaH5VsL2injqw.1&utm_referrer=

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