Academic Results

End of Key Stage 2 (Year 6 – aged 11): 2016-2018

In 2016 the government introduced new, more challenging tests for 11 year olds. These tests are taken by Year 6 pupils in May each year. Our children’s performance for each of the last three years.

Measure

2019

2018

2017

2016

RWM at Expected Standard

66%

60%

50%

17.2%

RWM at Greater Depth

13%

10%

9.1%

0%

Reading Expected Standard

83%

70%

54.5%

34.5%

Reading Average Scaled Score

104

102.0

102.0

97.3

Reading Greater Depth

22%

25%

18.2%

13.8%

Writing Expected Standard

78%

75%

63.6%

31%

Writing Greater Depth

16%

15%

9.1%

0%

Maths Expected Standard

78%

70%

63.6%

31%

Maths Average Scaled Score

104

103.1

102.4

95

Maths Greater Depth

25%

30%

13.6%

0%

 

 

KS2

2016 school  

2016 national

2017 school

2017 national

2018 school

2018  national

2019 school

Reading

Writing

Maths

Reading

Writing

Maths

Reading

Writing

Maths

Reading

Writing

Maths

Reading

Writing

Maths

Reading

Writing

Maths

Reading

|Writing

Maths

Axminster)

EXS

N/A

66%

74%

70%

55%

64%

64%

71%

76%

75%

70%

75%

70%

75%

78%

76%

72%

75%

78%

GDS

N/A

19%

15%

17%

18%

9%

14%

25%

23%

23%

25%

15%

30%

22%

16%

25%

Combined

@/GD

N/A

53% / 5%

50%/

61% / 9%

60%/10%

60% /15%

65%/15%

Key

  • RWM:    Reading + Writing + Maths
  • GPS:     Grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Scaled score range: 80-120
  • Scaled score: 100 is the national standard; over 100 is above the national standard; below 100 is below the national standard
  • Expected standard: a government set target (an expectation) for pupil performance
  • Greater depth: performing at an enhanced standard: scaled score of 110 or above.

Commentary

From where we were in 2016 the school has improved vastly - it is not the same school! Teaching is targeted at improving all children’s performance and we are firmly in the belief that we are a bottom up school - all our efforts are focused on ensuring that the children get the best possible start in school and we can identify and address any potential concerns early on

The performance of summer born children

In England, the term ‘summer born’ is used to refer to children born from 1 April to 31 August. Our pupil performance data reveals that all pupils at our school are performing at high standards by the time they leave us. I analyse the performance data of all pupils very carefully and keep detailed records of the performance of groups of pupils born at different times in the year. This data shows clearly and unequivocally all pupils perform well by the time pupils they leave our school, whether they are born in the autumn, the spring or the summer. Overall there is little difference between pupils born at different times of the year.

It is true that children born in the later months of June, July and August don’t do quite as well as children born in the other nine months of the year, but they still perform very well in comparison to pupils in other schools, both nationally and locally.

GPS: Grammar, punctuation and spelling

Writing is not assessed using scaled scores – that’s why figures are not presented here. We fully accept and appreciate that as far as our national school system is concerned the best date a child could be born on is probably 1st September and the hardest date to be born on is 31st August. But whatever happens at any other school we ensure that pupils born at all times of the calendar year do extremely well by the time they leave Axminster Community Primary Academy. . We know that it can sometimes take a little longer for the late summer born children to flourish. We are aware of this and make highly effective use of intervention support to address this issue.

 

 

Year 1 (aged 6): phonics screening test

At the end of Year 1 pupils are tested on their ability to match sounds with letters. This assessment is known as the Phonics Screening Test. ‘Sounding out words’ using phonological awareness and understanding of sound-letter correspondence is a key early reading skill. Using phonology is not the only way children learn to read – they employ a range of other strategies – but being good at phonics is seen as a most important starting point. On this occasion every pupil passed the test, which had a pass mark of 32!

Year 1 Phonics

2016

school

2016

national

2017

school

2017

national

2018     

school

2018

national

2019

school

% working at the expected level

63%

81%

86%

81%

94%

81%

84%

Key Stage 1 (end of Year 2) SATs test results

All Year 2 pupils take national assessment in June. These national curriculum tests are summative. This means they test the knowledge a pupil has acquired during their time in Key Stage 1. All pupils are given a scaled score based on the raw score they achieved in each of the three tests they sat:

  • reading
  • mathematics
  • grammar, punctuation and spelling. The raw score is the total number of marks a pupil scored in a test, based on the number of questions they answered correctly. Raw scores are then converted to a scaled score. A scaled score of 100 represents the nationally expected standard on the test. Pupils scoring 100 or more will have met the expected standard on the test.
  • 85 is the lowest scaled score that can be awarded on an end of Key Stage 1 test. The highest scaled score is 115.
  • A scaled score of 100 or more represents the nationally expected standard in each test.
  • A pupil awarded a score of 99 or less has not met the expected standard in the test. Cohort average outcomes for the past three years are as follows:2018 – Cohort size: 21 

KS1

2016 school

( pupils)

2016 national

2017 school

(  pupils)

2017 national

2018 school

( children)

2018 national

2019 school

 (pupils)

Reading

Writing

Maths

Reading

Writing

Maths

Reading

Writing

Maths

Reading

Writing

Maths

Reading

Writing

Maths

Reading

Writing

Maths

Reading

Writing

Maths

EXS

50.%

(-24%)

17%

(-38%)

28%

 (-33%)

74%

65%

73%

56%

(-20%)

56%

(-12%)

60%

(-15%)

76%

68%

75%

77%

(+1%)

77%

(+9%)

86%

(+11%)

76%

68%

75%

83%

77%

87%

GDS

10%

0%

0%

24%

13%

18%

8%

8%

16%

25%

16%

21%

40%

40%

40%

25%

16%

21%

20%

30%

16%

 combined

10% (0%)

 

 

 

 

48% (0%)

 

 

 

77% (22%)

65%

66%

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