Attainment & Progress

End of Key Stage 2 Results 2015 – 2016 

2016 was the first year of the new key stage 2 tests in maths, reading and grammar, punctuation and spelling. The tests assess children against a national standard. This year’s tests are the first tests to reflect the new primary curriculum, which was introduced in 2014. As this is the first year of the new tests the results will look different from those of previous years and cannot be compared with them directly. 

The children’s results in each test are reported using a scaled score. A scaled score of 100 represents the expected standard for each test. If a child gets a scaled score of 100 or more it means they are working at or above the expected standard in the subject. If a child gets a scaled score of less than 100 it means that they may need more support to reach the expected standard. The highest scaled score possible is 120, and the lowest is 80. As the new standard is higher than the old one, fewer children have met the new expected standard than the previous standard.

Reading:

79% of pupils achieved the expected standard (national 66%)

26% of pupils achieved a higher standard (national 19%)

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling:

84% of pupils achieved the expected standard (national 72%)

39% of pupils achieved a higher standard (national 23%)

Mathematics:

79% of pupils achieved the expected standard (national 70%)

35% of pupils achieved a higher standard (national 17%)

Writing:

82% of pupils achieved the expected standard (national 74%)

18% of pupils achieved a higher standard (national 15%)

 

Progress from the end of Key Stage 1 to the end of Key Stage 2

These scores are no longer reflected as the percentage of pupils who make expected progress but are calculated in comparison to other pupils nationally:

  • A score of 0 means pupils in the school, on average, do about as well at key stage 2 as those with similar prior attainment nationally.
  • A positive score means pupils in this school on average do better at key stage 2 than those with similar prior attainment nationally.
  • A negative score means pupils in this school on average do worse at key stage 2 than those with similar prior attainment nationally.

 2016 Reading Progress Score: 2.1

2016 Writing Progress Score: 1.2

2016 Mathematics Progress Score: 2.6

End of Key Stage 1 Results 2015 – 2016

In Key Stage 1 2016 was also the first year of the new key stage 1 tests in maths and English reading. There was also an optional test in English grammar, punctuation and spelling, which was taken by the children at Keston. There is no test in science at key stage 1.

This year's tests are the first to reflect the new primary curriculum, which was introduced in 2014. The Department for Education designed this new curriculum to be on a par with the best education systems in the world, and to give each child the best start in life.

Because this is the first year of the new tests, the results will look very different from those of previous years, and should not be compared with them. This is because the Department for Education have introduced a new curriculum and set higher standards. It is true that in doing so they have raised the bar but this is because they want to match the best international standards worldwide.

In 2016 Year 2 teachers made judgements based on how each child has performed in the classroom, using the end of key stage tests as one piece of evidence to make these judgements. The reason for using tests as part of the assessment process is it gives teachers a way of comparing children against a consistent national standard. Test results were converted using what's known as a scaled score, where a score of 100 means a child is working at the expected standard. A score below 100 indicates that a child needs more support and a score of 100 or above suggests a child is working at or above expectations for their age.

Our outcomes below are based on well considered judgements of our children's performance at the end of Key Stage 1, these results have been moderated and approved by the Local Education Authority:

Reading:

80% of pupils achieved the expected standard (national 74%)

33% of pupils were working at greater depth (national 24%)

Writing

78% of pupils achieved the expected standard (national 66%)

25% of pupils were working at greater depth (national 13%)

Mathematics

75% of pupils achieved the expected standard (national 73%)

25% of pupils were working at greater depth (national 18%)

Year 1 Phonics 2016

The phonics screening check is designed to confirm whether pupils have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard. It will identify pupils who need extra help to improve their decoding skills.

The check consists of 20 real words and 20 pseudo-words that a pupil reads aloud to the teacher.

At the end of year 1 85% of pupils achieved the expected level in the phonics test (national 77%)

Early Years Foundation Stage 2016

At the end of the EYFS – in the summer term of the reception year in school – teachers complete an assessment which is known as the EYFS Profile. This assessment is carried out by the reception teacher and is based on what they, and other staff caring for your child, have observed over a period of time. All of the information collected is used to judge how the children are doing in the 7 areas of learning and development.

The overall results for the children who were in Reception in 2016 are:

Prime Areas

Communication and Language: 80% of pupils attained or exceeded the expected level

Physical Development: 92% of pupils attained or exceeded the expected level

Personal, social, emotional development: 83% of pupils attained or exceeded the expected level

Specific Learning Goals

Literacy (Reading): 83% of pupils attained or exceeded the expected level

Literacy (Writing): 76% of pupils attained or exceeded the expected level

Mathematics (Numbers): 83% of pupils attained or exceeded the expected level

Mathematics (Space, Shape and Measures): 88% of pupils attained or exceeded the expected level

Understanding the World: 90% of pupils attained or exceeded the expected level

Expressive arts and design: 93% of pupils attained or exceeded the expected level

68% of pupil achieved a Good Level of Development (National 2015 66%)

Good Level of Development: achieved or exceeded the expected standard in all the Prime areas and all Literacy and Mathematics)

To view more information please click here to visit the DfE schools performance tables website