National Curriculum Assessments

A note about data...

In recent years we have been very proud of the development of Park Way as a thriving and successful primary school. This includes a year on year upward trend in performance data, in addition to all the other really valuable learning, both academic and pastoral, that takes place in our school. 2016 saw the abolition of National Curriculum levels and the introduction of new tests. The learning in our children's books was praised by local authority moderators who agreed with our judgements about attainment and the quality of learning was good. We took part in a full day moderation of writing at our school and the teacher assessments were agreed as being accurate.

We were therefore bitterly disappointed by our 2016 results and our view is echoed by the national outcry as 55% of schools nationally failed to reach the "floor target". We were also disappointed by the errors in marking and sent 24 out of 45 papers for remarking simply because correct answers were marked wrong.
 
We are constantly striving to improve and therefore cannot afford to lament the 2016 tests. We are working hard to provide outstanding learning and as a school where we have avoided constantly testing the children, we have learnt that technique for the new style tests will be paramount in 2017. Watch this space!
 
We would ask that this year, parents look beyond the results. Please come and see us, speak to our staff, parents and children and look at the learning that is taking place. Visits are always warmly welcomed.

 

 

2016 Data Outcomes

 

EYFS

 

School

National

Achieved a Good Level of Development

69%

66%

 

Phonics

 

School

National

Children in Year 1 who reached the expected standard

67%

81%

Children who retook the test in Year 2 (12 children) and reached the expected standard.

50%

67%

 

Key Stage 1

% Achieving the Expected Standard

School

National

Reading

73%

74%

Writing

69%

66%

Maths

71%

73%

 

% Achieving a Greater Depth within the Expected Standard

School

National

Reading

31%

24%

Writing

11%

13%

Maths

9%

18%

 

Key Stage 2

Progress from KS1

(0 represents average progress for all children nationally with similar attainment levels from KS1)

School

National

Reading

-0.5

0

Writing

0.2

0

Maths

-2.7

0

 

% Achieving the Expected Standard

School

National (2016)

Scaled Score Average

School

Scaled Score Average

National

Reading

56%

66%

100

102.6

Writing

76%

74%

 

 

Maths

53%

70%

100

103.0

Combined

33%

53%

 

 

GPS

58%

72%

101

104.0

 

% Achieving a High Standard

School

National (2016)

Reading

11%

19%

Writing

7%

15%

Maths

7%

17%

Combined

2%

5%

GPS

7%

23%

 

NB> Only 89% of pupils are included in the progress measures as 11% of pupils have no Key Stage  1 results.


School Performance Tables

 
Please use the following link to access the School Performance tables on the Government's Education website.  This link allows parents to find schools in England and view school performance, characteristics and spend per pupil data and for academies, their latest set of financial accounts.