Our Reception results have been consistently better than the National average for many years now. 77% of our Reception children achieved a good level of development against the Early Learning Goals last year.
In Year 1 all children have a phonics screening, assessing their ability to decode letters and sounds. Our results show that we are in line with national expectations (last year the national figure was 83%).
Key Stage 1 Results
At the end of Year 2, children are assessed against national standards using tests and an assessment framework. Our results indicate improvement, particularly in the level of challenge for more able pupils and in Maths. However they also show that the school needs to work on the progress of pupils from Reception to Year 2 as we are below the national average in writing.
Key Stage 2 Results
Pupils in Year 6 are assessed against national standards in May. They take a series of tests (called SATs – Standard Assessment Tests) in Maths (3 papers in Arithmetic and reasoning), Reading (1 paper in comprehension) and Grammar (2 papers in spelling and grammar).
Children’s raw test score is converted into a scaled score. Pupils who score 100 or more have achieved the national expectation. Pupils who score below 100 are working towards the national expectation. Pupil progress is also calculated using these scores.
Pupils are also assessed in Writing and Science against a national assessment framework. These assessments are teacher judgements, but are often moderated by the local authority. As a Requiring Improvement school all our results in every subject and year group were moderated and checked by Dorset County Council last year.
Our KS2 results were excellent last year and indicate that we are a rapidly improving school. We still have work to do ensuring that all our pupils make good or better progress, but the attainment of our pupils was one of the highest in the local area.
A summary of our results can also be found on this link.
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