Our Standards and Pupils’ Committee meet on a termly basis to discuss key issues and priorities related to teaching and learning and initiatives in the School Development Plan (SDP).

Key Stage results for the academic year 2015/2016

KS1 SAT Test results:

Subject Number of pupils Percentage of children working at expected standard:
Reading 30 73%
Grammar 30 66%
Maths 30 76%

Key Stage 2 Attainment Outcomes:


  Working below the expected standard


Working Towards the



Working at the standard


Working at a greater depth


  No. % No. % No. % No. %
Reading     6 20% 24 80% 6 20%
Writing 4 13% 2 6% 15 50% 7 23%
Maths     11 36% 19 63% 4 13%
SPAG           70%    
Combined RWM 60%*    

Key stage 2 Progress outcomes:

Subject Progress Measure Floor Standard
Reading +0.4 -5.0
Writing -1.6 -7.0
Maths -1.4 -5.0

2015/2016 Outcomes.

















2014/2015 Outcomes.

Phonics Achievement

Children in Year 1 undergo a Phonics Screening Check in June. This check shows how well Year 1 children use phonics skills they have learnt up to the end of the year, to decode words to an appropriate standard.
The check consists of 40 words and nonsense (pseudo) words which are read by the child to the teacher.
The number of words that are read correctly is scored against a National Standard. This standard last year was 32 words out of 40 read correctly.
We are extremely proud of our phonics screening scores which reflect the high priority given to reading at this school. This has been acknowledged in the letter below, from Nick Gibb MP – Minister of State for School Reform.

DFE Phonics letter

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