There have been significant changes in 2016 and this year’s tests are the first to reflect the new primary curriculum, which was introduced in 2014.
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 DfE have introduced a new curriculum and set higher standards.
The DfE have raised the bar because they want to match the best international standards (Standards and Testing Agency 2016).
Key Stage 2
The DfE made the decision that an effective way of calculating progress was to put all pupils nationally into groups based on their Key Stage 1 results, so that they could compare groups of pupils who have similar starting points to each other.
They took a pupil’s average performance at Key Stage 1 across reading, writing and mathematics to create an average point score. Pupils with similar average point scores were then allocated to prior attainment groups to compare against 2016 end of Key Stage 2 attainment.
The important measure for schools this year is to meet Floor Standard. To meet Floor Standard at least 65% of Year 6 pupils must meet the expected standard in reading, writing and maths OR Year 6 pupils achieve sufficient progress in all three areas of reading, writing and maths.
At Scalford School we often have very small cohorts, so for example our 2016 Year 6 group consisted of six pupils with each pupil representing 17% of the overall set. With this in mind we are sensitive about how we publish our results.
What do our new Results look like?
We are pleased to report our results are above Floor Standard.
- Year 6 average scaled scores for Reading, Writing and Maths are in line with the National average, and our Reading is above.
- 100% of pupils with high prior attainment reached a high score in Reading.
- Pupils made sufficient progress from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 in all three subjects (reading, writing and maths).
Key Stage 1
End of Key Stage 1
Reading, Writing, Maths and Science are broadly in line with National average, with the cohort making exceptional progress from Reception to the end of Year 2.
Year 1 Phonics results for 2016
91.7% working at the required standard in comparison to the National figure of 80.6%.
For further information on our school results see our page on the Government's School and College Performance comparison website: