School and College Performance Tables are produced by the Department for Education (DfE) and published online each year in December. As well as providing information on the achievements of pupils at KS2, they also allow comparison with similar schools both in the Local Authority (LA) and across England. They also give details on the school’s expenditure and staffing. Please click here to see the latest information for the school.
The phonics screening check is carried out at the end of Year 1 (June) to show how well your child can use the phonic skills they've learned and to identify pupils who need extra help. The tests themselves are short, taking no more than 10 minutes to complete. The check consists of 40 words and non-words that the child will be asked to read to the teacher. Non words are a collection of letters that follow phonic rules but don't mean anything. The 4 words are divided into two sections - one with simple 3 or 4 letter words and one with more complex words. The pass threshold remains at 32. If children do not reach the standard they will be given extra help and can re-take the check in Year 2
Key Stage 1 and 2 Assessments
At the age of 7 (KS1, Year 2) pupils complete papers in English and Maths which are set externally but marked by their class teacher. Science is teacher-assessed only.
Papers taken in Key Stage 2 (Year 6) in English (Reading and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) and Maths are marked externally. Science and Writing are teacher-assessed.