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Please see below the most up to data published data about our school, due to COVID-19 this data is out of date as there was no reporting of data for 2019/20:

More information can be found here.

KEY DATA

EYFS

2017 

school 

2017 

national

2018 

school

2018 

national 

2019

school 

% achieving GLD

50%

71%

70%

71%

74%

Year 1 Phonics

2017 

school 

2017 

national

2018      school

2018

national 

2019

school 

% working at the expected level

86%

81%

94%

81%

84%

KS1

2017 school

(  pupils)

2017 national

2018 school

( children)

2018 national 

2019 school 

 (pupils) 

Writing

Maths

Reading

Writing

Maths

Reading

Writing

Maths

Reading 

Writing 

Maths 

Reading 

Writing 

Maths 

EXS

56%

(-12%)

60%

(-15%)

76%

68%

75%

77%

(+1%)

77%

(+9%)

86%

(+11%)

76%

68%

75%

83%

77%

87%

GDS

8%

16%

25%

16%

21%

40%

40%

40%

25%

16%

21%

20%

30%

16%

combined

48% (0%)

77% (22%)

65%

66%


KS2

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

55%

64%

64%

71%

76%

75%

70%

75%

70%

75%

78%

76%

72%

75%

78%

18%

9%

14%

25%

23%

23%

25%

15%

30%

22%

16%

25%

50%/

61% / 9%

60%/10%

60% /15%

65%/15%

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

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.

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. 

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. 

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Remembrance Sunday

16 Nov 2021

A poignant shot of our wreath layers paying their respects and representing the school at Axminster War Memorial on Remembrance Sunday. WE WILL REMEMBER THEM!  

Anti Bullying Week 2021

15 Nov 2021

Great to see so many children and staff wearing odd socks today to kick of Anti-Bullying Week 2021. Across the week, our assembly focus will be anti-bullying and reinforcing the importance of kin...

Armistice Day

11 Nov 2021

A big thank you to our KS2 children who took part in Axminster's Armistice Day remembrance service alongside other local schools. The children laid crosses in the town's garden of remembrance bef...

New Playground Equipment

08 Nov 2021

A big thank you to our PTFA who have worked with our School Council and kindly supplied a range of new play equipment for both our KS1 and KS2 playgrounds. 

Harvest Celebration

20 Oct 2021

On Monday Axminster Community Primary Academy came together to celebrate Harvest with all donations this year going to the local food bank. Years 5 and 6 kicked things off with a beauti...

Forest School Area Community Day

18 Oct 2021

A huge thank you to every who gave up their time over the weekend to tidy and revamp our forest school area. The hard work has made a massive difference as we work towards developing our outdoor space...

Squid Game - Safeguarding Update

14 Oct 2021

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Axminster Heritage Centre Visit

08 Oct 2021

This week, our KS1 children visited Axminster Heritage Centre as part of their local history work. Whilst they were there the children found out about the town's rich carpet making history and how dif...

Parent Forums

24 Sep 2021

Having held the first Governing Body meeting of the year this week we have planned a couple of parent forums on Monday 11th October. These will take place in the school hall at 9m and 6:30pm with refr...