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Ofsted and Performance Data


In 2017, OFSTED said:

"Pupils outcomes from all ability groups are excellent. They make substantial progress from starting points that are typically below those which would be expected. Standards by Year 6 are above average".

"Highly effective teaching, and accurate assessment information, ensures that disadvantaged pupils make exceptionally strong progress from their varied starting points into school. The high standard of teaching, learning and assessment ensures that no pupil is left behind."

"The Headteacher is relentless in their drive to ensure that all pupils achieve their best. They have created a staff team who share, and deliver successfully, the ambition for all pupils to thrive academically and emotionally.

"Support for pupils personal development and welfare is outstanding and extends to their wider families. It prepares pupils well for the lives they will lead in modern Britain".

Performance Data

School Performance (SATs)

Each Year, in the Summer term, Year 1, 2 and 6 pupils are tested using Standardised Attainment Tasks (SATs).

Year 1 children complete a phonics check.

Year 2 children sit tests (SATs) in May (this is to support teachers with their end of year judgements on attainment)

Year 6 children sit SATs in May.

For more information specifically for parents in Year 2 and 6 click here to view videos explaining what the tests are like. For further information on Year 1 phonics click here

Last year's results are published below. If you want to know further information, your child's teacher will be able to help you. Our data regarding disadvantaged pupils can be found in our pupil premium impact section or by clicking here.

Our results for 2018-19 are below:


Key Stage 2 (Year 6) SATs

We are delighted to inform you that our Year 6 pupils (2018-2019) attained excellent results in their SATs.




Grammar, punctuation and spelling

Writing (Teacher Assessed)

Reading, Writing and Maths (Combined)

Expected standard

87% (79%)

78% (73%)

80%  (78%)

83% (78%)

77% (67%)

Higher standard

18% (27%)

22% (27%)

28% (34%)

18% (20%)

7% (11%)

We achieved results in line or above the national average in all categories for the expected standard and above or in line with the national ‘higher’ standard in writing.


Key Stage 2 (Year 6) Progress Measure

This data shows the progress  that our pupils have made between Year 2 and Year 6. A figure of 0 (zero) actually means that all children made the expected amount of progress. A negative number means that on average, the pupils did not make the expected amount of progress. A positive number means that on average, pupils made better than the expected progress. 



Writing (teacher Assessed)



Progress Score












As you can see, our school made amazing progress well above the nationally expected progress in maths and writing. We continue to be in the top 10% of schools in the UK for progress for writing and maths.


Key Stage 2 (Year 6) average scaled scores

In the Year 6 tests a (scaled) score of 100 is the typical score that the Government expect children to get on the Year 6 SATs Test. (The National average scaled scores are in blue)






Scaled Score













Key Stage 1 (Year 2) SATs

We are delighted to share with you our Year 2 pupils’ attainment for 2018-19. National average figures are in blue.






Expected standard

65% (76%)

67% (75%)

60% (69%)


Greater Depth standard

22% (22%)

25% (26%)

12% (15%)


As you can see, we achieved above the national average in all subjects regarding pupils meeting the expected standard. We also attained a higher percentage of pupils above the national average for 'Greater Depth' in reading.


Key Stage 1 (Year 1) Phonics check (2018-19)

The percentage of pupils achieving Key Stage 1 Phonics was 76.9% 

Early Years (Reception) - Good level of Development (GLD)

The percentage of pupils achieving a good level of development (2018-19) is 56.7%.