Symondsbury Church of England VA Primary School

SymondsburyChurch of England VA Primary

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SATs results

When Ofsted inspectors visited our school in July 2013, they concluded: “Pupils’ progress has risen sharply this year and their attainment in English and mathematics in both year 2 and year 6 is above average.  The achievement of all groups is good.”  Ofsted’s School Data Dashboard shows the most recent Ofsted summaries of our end of Key Stage 1 and end of Key Stage 2 data, including summaries for Symondsbury CE VA Primary School

High expectations and great enthusiasm for learning is reflected in our extremely high results. Department for Education Performance Tables provide detailed analysis of Symondsbury CE VA Primary School’s and other schools’ performance against a variety of measures.

Key Stage 2 SATs Results 2016

 This year, the way we report SATs results has changed as we no longer assess children using levels.

Our results for 2016 were as follows:

 

Reading

SPaG

(Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar)

Maths

Writing

(Teacher Assessed)

% of pupils who met the expected standard or above

92%

92%

85%

31%

The average progress made by all pupils

-0.5

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1.7

-7.6

An average scaled score made by all pupils

103

104

105

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% of pupils who made a high level of attainment

8%

15%

15%

0%

 

Key Stage 2 SATs Results 2015

Attainment

Level 4 or higher

One measure which the Department for Education uses is the percentage of pupils attaining Level 4 (the broad, nationally-expected level for 11 year olds) or more by the end of Year 6 in Reading, Writing and Maths (ie all three). Since 2012, our performance has shown an increasing trend.

In 2015, 94% of our pupils attained Level 4 (or higher) in all three subjects, 14 percentage points higher than nationally (80%).

It’s also useful to think about the breakdown between the core subjects of Reading, Writing and Maths (also included is the assessment of Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling). Proportions attaining Level 4 or higher are:

  • Reading: Level 4+ 100% (national: 89%)
  • Writing: Level 4+ 94% (national: 85%)
  • Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling: Level 4+ 100% (national: 76%)
  • Maths: Level 4+ 100% (national: 86%)

Level 5 or higher

Level 5 is a higher level (broadly speaking, most 14 year olds are expected to be working at around Level 5 or Level 6). At Symondsbury CE VA Primary School, we pride ourselves on making sure higher attaining pupils are provided with lots of challenge:

50% of our pupils attained Level 5 (or higher) in all three subjects, (nationally 24%).

  • Reading: Level 5+ 63% (national: 49%)
  • Writing: Level 5+ 44%(national: 33%)
  • Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling: Level 5+ 88% (national: 52%)
  • Maths: Level 5+ 81% (national: 42%)

We’re very pleased with these results.

Progress

Many people would argue that progress is the most important measure as it truly reflects the quality of teaching and learning, regardless of pupils’ starting points. Progress is typically measured from Year 2 (the end of Key Stage 1) to Year 6 (the end of Key Stage 2).

At Symondsbury CE VA Primary School, most pupils made at least the minimum expected progress of two levels in 2014:

  • Reading: 100% (national: 91%)
  • Writing: 100% (national: 93%)
  • Maths: 93% (national: 89%)

Further, these pupils achieved more than expected progress (three or more levels) in reading, writing and maths:

No pupils achieved 3 levels progress in writing as pupils who achieved a L3 at the end of year 2 did not sit the level 6 paper.  Writing is part of our school development plan for this year and 3 levels progress is a particular focus.

  • Reading: 67% (national: 35%)
  • Writing: 47% (national 33%)
  • Maths: 80% (national: 35%)

 Please click here for a more detailed breakdown of our results