We are required by the government to publish end of Key Stage assessments for the children in Year 6 in Reading, Writing and Maths. In 2017 the Y6 children were the 2nd cohort to be assessed on the new curriculum and more challenging assessments. After the children had taken the tests in Reading, Maths and Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling a mark was decided as a national benchmark and all children that achieved that mark were deemed to have met the expected standard. The writing was teacher assessed, but the criteria for the expected standard, was set at a higher level than previous years. Below is a table with the information for the school.

  • Standards at KS2 are broadly in line with National in reading writing & maths.

  • Standards in KS1 were in line with National in reading writing and maths

  • Y1 phonics – 77% (81%)* – Phonics is on an upward trend and has been tackled in 2017-18 through a managed approach that has created earlier focus and consistency.

  • EYFS GLD – 71.4% (71%)*

  • Progress in maths needs to improve and is a focus in the current SDP in 2017-18 and a focus of the school leadership team and new middle leaders.

Standards in GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling) have been identified and targeted this year by the Coordinator for writing who has shared the data the gaps and devised a plan of action to embed GPS with a more contextual purposeful and consistent approach.

* ( % ) figures in brackets are National or LA actual percentages achieved

KS2 2017 Cohort Numbers Actual
Achieving a High Standard Progress measure Average scaled score
Reading 26 65.4%
+0.5 104.0
Writing 26 73.1%
Mathematics 26 65.4%
-2.2 101.0
Combined R W and Maths 26 61.5%
(61% )
SPAG 26 61.5%


Y2 KS1 2017 May Expected Greater depth
Reading 86.7%
Writing 73.3%
Maths 70.0%
R,W&M combined 66.7%
LA (63%)
LA (18%)


Further information can be obtained from the Department for Education website www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance.