SATs Results 2016

This year, children in Year 2 and Year 6 took tests based on the new National Curriculum for the first time. These tests follow a completely different scoring system to any tests children have sat previously, so the results cannot be compared with previous years’ results.

Due to the wonderful teaching at St Mary’s, our children have made excellent PROGRESS, especially in Writing. St Mary’s is in the top 10% of schools nationally for progress in Writing (top 25% for Reading and top 40% for Maths).

In Year 6, 50% of pupils achieved the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths, which is in line with the national average of 53%. 8% achieved ‘greater depth’ in all 3 subjects. This compares with 5% nationally.

In Reading, 71% achieved the expected standard (above national) and 25% achieved ‘Above Expected’ (above national). The progress measure was 2.4 (0 is the national average), which puts St Mary’s in the top 25% of schools nationally for progress in Reading.

In Writing, 83% of pupils achieved the expected standard (above national) and 21% achieved ‘Greater Depth’ (above national). The progress measure was 3.5 (0 is the national average), which puts St Mary’s in the top 10% of schools nationally for progress in Writing.

In English Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation (EGPS), 83% of pupils achieved the expected standard (above national) and 21% achieved ‘Above Expected’ (in line with national).

In Mathematics, 63% achieved the expected standard (slightly below the national of 70%) and 17% achieved ‘Above Expected’ (in line with national). The progress measure was 0.9 (0 is the national average), which puts St Mary’s in the top 40% of schools nationally for progress in Maths. Maths continues to be a key priority for our school.

(Results in Year 6 exclude 2 newly arrived pupils, but include all SEN pupils)

You can read more about the statistical analysis of this year’s results here: dfe-sats-analysis-2016

In Year 2, 83% achieved the expected standard in Reading (above national) and 38% achieved ‘Greater Depth’ (above national).

69% achieved the expected standard in Writing (above national), and 17% achieved ‘Greater Depth’ (above national).

76% achieved the expected standard in Maths (above national), and 21% achieved ‘Greater Depth’ (above national).

In KS1, 80% of pupils passed the Phonics test in Year 1 and 93% of children passed the test in Year 2. These scores are in line with national averages. They includes pupils who were new to our school and had never studied phonics before.

In EYFS, 60% of children achieved a Good Level of Development. Although below national, this is similar to our score last year, despite a much needier and more mobile cohort.

Here is the link to the DfE’s Performance Tables for our school: Performance Tables