School Results 2016/2017
This is the second year of the new testing and assessment arrangements for Year 2 and Year 6. The arrangements reflect the more challenging national curriculum which was introduced in 2014 which provides greater challenge with higher expectations set for the end of KS2. Results therefore cannot be compared with previous years.
The information below compares the attainment of our pupils with local authority and national averages. We are delighted with the excellent results across the school. They are a tribute to the children and the staff.
Early Years Foundation Stage. 26 in the cohort. 1 child = 4%
69% of pupils in Reception attained a Good Level of Development against the Early Years framework. The local authority average was 70% and the national average was 70%. We are very pleased with this result which reflects an excellent year and takes into account a number of children within that class who have complex special needs yet whom have done extremely well from their own starting points.
A Good Level of Development is defined as children working at the expected standard or exceeding the expected standard in the key areas of literacy, maths, physical development, communication and language and personal, social and emotional development.
Year One Phonic Screening 32 in the cohort. 1 child = 3%
94% of pupils in Year One attained the expected standard in the Phonic Screening test. This is above results from previous years and is also above the local authority (81%) and national average of (81%).
Key Stage One. 31 in the cohort. 1 child = 3%
At the end of KS1 (Yr2), teachers are required to assess each child in the areas of reading, writing, maths and science. National Curriculum assessment tests are used to support teachers’ judgements.
Performance measures are as follows:
Expected Standard: Working at the expected standard for a child at the end of Year
Greater Depth: Working at greater depth within the expected standard, with a strong understanding of the curriculum.
Key Stage Two. 20 in the cohort. 1 child = 5%
This curriculum provides greater challenge with higher expectations set for the end of KS2. The results of the SATs (tests) are reported using a scaled score, where a score of 100 represents the expected standard. The highest possible score is 120 and the lowest is 80. We are pleased with these results and were also delighted that one of our children made exceptional progress both academically and personally. This child was dissapplied from the SATS owing to the complexity of his special needs but their data still counts towards our overall outcomes.
Children are awarded one of the following Teacher Assessment judgements in writing:
Expected Standard: Working at the expected standard for their age
Greater Depth:Working at greater depth within the expected standard and has a strong understanding of the curriculum
KS1 to KS2 progress is calculated differently from previous years and the national average is 0.
The 2016 Key Stage 2 Assessments are the first which assess the new, more challenging national curriculum which was introduced in 2014. To view the Department of Education's publication which provides an update on the provisional data for attainment in the new assessments, which was published by the department in September, please click here. It also provides figures on the new ‘value-added’ progress measures, which have been introduced to replace the previous ‘expected progress’ measures.
With the introduction of the new Key Stage 1 Assessments in 2016, pupils were assessed against the new more challenging curriculum, which was introduced in 2014. Results are no longer reported as levels. The interim frameworks for teacher assessment have been used by teachers to assess if a pupil has met the new, higher expected standard. Due to these assessment changes, figures for 2016 are not comparable to those for earlier years. The expectations for pupils at the end of Key Stage 1 have been raised. The Department does not, however, collect or report test results. To view the Department of Education's Phonics Screening Check and Key Stage 1 Assessments in England, 2016 publication, please click here.