Data and Ofsted
Guernica (bullying in the playground) - after Picasso (detail) Year 4 - acrylic on canvas
Our pupils' academic achievement is an important part of their primary education. Children's academic achievement is developed through many subjects in the National Curriculum including the Humanities (Geography, History and RE), the Arts and Technology. In primary school the core subjects are English, Mathematics and Science.
In England children's performance is measured five times through statutory national assessments:
- At the end of Reception children are assessed against the EYFS Early Learning Goals (ELG) and measured on whether they have achieved a good level of development (GLD) which is the Early Learning Goal in Personal and Social Development as well as English and Mathematics.
- Key Stage 1 children are assessed by their teacher at the end of year 2 who makes a judgement supported by national tests in reading and mathematics (SATS).
- A phonics screening check is administered to all children in year 1. While not officially a test, the outcomes are reported to the Department for Education.
- From 2019 children in year 4 will have a times tables screening check to see how many have achieved the national expectation in being fluent in tables recall up to 12x12.
- Key Stage 2 children sit national tests in Reading, Mathematics as well as Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS) in May of year 6 with assessments by their teacher for writing and science as well as a teacher assessment in reading and mathematics.
Progress refers to progress made between the end of Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 (year 2-6). The national progress score is always 100.
Attainment is the average score in tests with 100 being the national expectation.