Our school continues to improve, at the end of the academic year 2016/17, most attainment outcomes exceeded national averages. This is a major achievement for our school and is thanks to the dedication and hard work of our staff and children.
At the end of Reception, pupils who meet a 'Good Level of Development' are likely to meet or exceed the expected standard in the Y1 phonics check and at the end of KS1 and KS2. We have worked hard in our reception unit, particularly in writing, to ensure that an above national average proportion of children meet this level. This percentage has risen since the school merger from 45% to 77%
Key Stage 1
Pupils in Year 1 made good progress in Reading, 72% met a good level of development at the end of Reception, 84% met the Early Learning Goal for Reading. The school increased the proportion of children meeting the expected standard in Reading to 90%. This percentage has risen since the school merger from 47% of pupils meeting the standard, to 90%.
Pupils made good progress in all subjects over KS1. 39% of the cohort (non-mobile pupils) met a Good Level of Development at the end of Reception in 2014, this was below the national average. The school increased the proportion of pupils meeting the expected standard to the extent where all attainment outcomes are above or in-line with provisional national averages. Because of the changes to assessment by the Department for Education, outcomes from 2016 are not comparable with previous years at the end of KS1.
Key Stage 2
For the first time in the school's history, all attainment outcomes at the end of KS2 are above national averages. The school is overcoming historic low achievement and now exceeding national averages. Because of the changes to assessment by the Department for Education, outcomes from 2016 are not comparable with previous years at the end of KS2.
The school worked hard in 2014/15 and 2015/16 to ensure that an increased number of children were exceeding expected standards. This continued in 2016, where attainment at the 'higher standard' exceeded national averages in Reading and Maths and RWM combined.