Progress and Attainment

In May each year, children in Years 2 and 6 undertake Standards Assessment Tests in Reading, Writing and Mathematics, and in Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS). These tests are administered in all primary schools across the country in order to measure the attainment and progress of learners and to help Ofsted and parents and carers make judgements about the effectiveness of the schools. Below are St Mary’s results for tests undertaken in May 2019:

Progress and Attainment at Key Stage 2

Differentiation between pupils’ attainment has been created using a ‘scaled score’measure by converting from raw scores in the SATsto a score between 80 and 120, with a score of 100 being the average for the year group.

Children who achieve a score of 100 or more are working ‘At the Expected Standard’ -with children achieving a scaled score of 110 or more considered to be ‘Working at Greater Depth’-and children who score 99 or less being ‘Not at Expected Standard’.

The DfE has published a document explaining the system in more detail which can be found viathe link below:https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/792059/Information_for_parents_-_2019_national_curriculum_tests_at_the_end_of_key_stages_1_and_2.pd

To see how the results of St Mary’s compare to those of other schools in the UK, please clickthe linkto visit theDfE school performance website-https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/102139/st-mary’s-cofe-primary-school/primary