Performance

We are very proud of the standards that our children achieve.  There is an upward trend in standards since our last inspection.  Pupils make excellent progress throughout our school and the standards of attainment when they leave us, at the end of Key Stage 2, is above the national average.

Government legislation requires all children to be assessed at the end of Foundation Stage, Year 2 and Year 6. In 2014, the government brought out a new, more challenging curriculum for years 1 to 6 and pupils from Year 2 and Year 6 were first tested on this in 2016.  The results of these assessments, plus the previous three years, are shown below.  As the results of the Year 2 and Year 6 2016 tests are based on a different curriculum and different test types, they are not comparable to tests in previous years and therefore are shown as separate data.

Foundation Stage

At the end of Upper Foundation Stage children are assessed on the seven areas of the Early Years curriculum.  Children will either have met that area - expected, exceeded it or be still working towards it.  A child has to achieve expected in the three prime areas: Communication & Language, Physical Development and Personal, Social & Emotional Development (PSED) and Literacy and Numeracy to be classed as having a good level of development.

% good level of development
2014 2015 2016
National 60% 66% 69%
West Bretton 86% 80% 73%
% children achieving and exceeding expected level in all seven areas of learning in 2016 (a cohort is 15 children)
Communication & Language Physical Development PSED Literacy Maths Understanding the World Expressive Arts & Design
Achieving
National 2016 82% 88% 85% 72% 77% 83% 86%
West Bretton 80% 80% 80% 80% 80% 87% 87%
Exceeding
National 2016 15% 13% 10% 11% 12% 7% 12%
West Bretton 27% 20% 27% 33% 40% 26% 40%

Year 2

In May 2016, children were tested in Reading and Maths on tests relating to the new curriculum.  These, together with pupils’ class work, helped form the basis of the teacher assessment for these subjects. In addition to this, pupils’ work was teacher assessed for writing and science.  Again, these were assessed against the new, more challenging curriculum.

In these new assessments, children are graded as follows:  PreKeystage = not yet working within KS1; Working Towards = working towards the expected standard for Year 2, but not quite there yet; Expected = working at the expected standard for a Year 2 pupil; Greater Depth = working at a deeper level than the expected standard (able to apply their knowledge to a range of situations).

2016 results
Reading (R) Writing (W) Maths (M) R, W & M
Working Towards or PreKeystage
National 2016 26% 35% 27%
West Bretton 0% 38% 15% 38%
Expected+
National 2016 74% 65% 73%
West Bretton 100% 62% 85% 62%
Greater Depth
National 2016 24% 13% 18%
West Bretton 38% 15% 23% 15%

Up until 2015, government legislation required the school to carry out tasks and tests in English and Maths for all Year 2 pupils.  These were administered in the summer term.  The role of the tasks and tests was to help the teacher determine the final assessment judgement at the end of Key Stage 1 (end of Year 2). Children were also assessed in science.  Children were expected to be at Level 2, with Level 2B being the average level of development for a child this age.  Level 3 was above average.

% Level 2+
2013
(cohort = 15)
2014
(cohort = 15)
2015
(cohort = 13)
Reading
National 89% 90% 90%
West Bretton 92% 93% 92%
Writing
National 85% 86% 88%
West Bretton 92% 93% 100%
Maths
National 91% 92% 93%
West Bretton 92% 100% 100%
Science

National 90% 91%
West Bretton 100% 93% 100%
% Level 2B+
2013
(cohort = 15)
2014
(cohort = 15)
2015
(cohort = 13)
Reading
National 79% 81% 82%
West Bretton 92% 93% 77%
Writing
National 67% 70% 72%
West Bretton 92% 93% 77%
Maths
National 78% 80% 82%
West Bretton 92% 93% 92%
% Level 3
2013
(cohort = 15)
2014
(cohort = 15)
2015
(cohort = 13)
Reading
National 29% 31% 32%
West Bretton 33% 27% 54%
Writing
National 15% 16% 18%
West Bretton 25% 20% 38%
Maths
National 23% 24% 26%
West Bretton 33% 20% 46%
Science
National 22% 22%
West Bretton 33% 47% 46%

Year 6

In May of Year 6, all Year 6 pupils take externally set tests in Reading, EPGS (English punctuation, grammar and spelling) and Maths.  These papers are marked externally.  In addition to this the children achieve a moderated writing grade. 

In 2016 the tests were based on the new, more challenging curriculum and a different grading system was used to assess attainment and progress.

In these new assessments, children are graded as follows:  PreKeystage = not yet working within KS2; Working Towards = working towards the expected standard for Year 6, but not quite there yet; Expected = working at the expected standard for a Year 6 pupil; Greater Depth/ Higher Level= working at a deeper level than the expected standard (able to apply their knowledge to a range of situations).

Children in Year 6 were also given a scaled score for their attainment in Reading, EPGS and Maths, with 100 being the expected score for Year 6 pupils.  If a child achieved a scaled score of 110 or above, they were considered to be working at the higher level.

Attainment
2016 results (attainment)
Reading (R) Writing (W) Maths (M) EPGS R, W & M
Working Towards or PreKeystage
National 2016 34% 26% 30% 28% 47%
West Bretton 9% 9% 9% 9% 9%
Expected+
National 2016 66% 74% 70% 72% 53%
West Bretton 91% 91% 91% 91% 91%
Greater Depth
National 2016 19% 15% 17% 22% 5%
West Bretton 55% 27% 18% 45% 18%
Average Scaled Score
National 2016 102.6 103.0 104.0
West Bretton 108.7 106.5 108.5

Up until 2016, the Year 6 tests were graded in levels. Children were expected to achieve a Level 4, with Level 4B being the average level of development for a child of this age.  Level 5 was above average.  In our school these percentages can be skewed with very small cohorts.

% Level 4+
2013
(cohort = 4)
2014
(cohort = 7)
2015
(cohort = 11)
Reading
National 85% 89% 87%
West Bretton 100% 100% 100%
Writing
National 83% 85% 87%
West Bretton 100% 100% 82%
Maths
National 84% 86% 87%
West Bretton 100% 100% 91%
SPAG
National 76% 80%
West Bretton 100% 100% 82%
% Level 4B+
2013
(cohort = 4)
2014
(cohort = 7)
2015
(cohort = 11)
Reading
West Bretton 100% 100% 91%
Writing
West Bretton 100% 100% 82%
Maths
West Bretton 100% 100% 91%
% Level 5+
2013
(cohort = 4)
2014
(cohort = 7)
2015
(cohort = 11)
Reading
National 45% 49% 48%
West Bretton 100% 71% 64%
Writing
National 30% 33% 36%
West Bretton 33% 43% 27%
Maths
National 41% 42% 41%
West Bretton 33% 29% 36%
SPAG
National 52% 55%
West Bretton 66% 71% 45/55%

* In writing, 18% achieved Level 6 against a national average of 2%.

* In maths, 9% achieved Level 6, equalling the national average.

Progress

It is also important to look at the progress our children are making. In 2016, children were grouped according to their Key Stage 1 (KS1) results and the average progress for each of these groups was attained nationally.  Children were then compared with this average.  If a child achieves a positive progress score, it has made more than the anticipated expected progress from KS1.  If a child achieves zero, it has made the anticipated progress from KS1 and if a child achieves a negative progress score, it has not made as much progress as anticipated from their KS1 results.

2016 results (progress)
Progress score
Reading 4.7
Writing 2.1
Maths 2.5

Prior to 2016, the government target was that children should make 2 levels of progress from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2.

Progress from end of KS1 to end of KS2

% two levels of progress
2013
(cohort = 4)
2014
(cohort = 14)
2015
(cohort = 11)
Reading 100% 100% 100%
Writing 100% 100% 100%
Maths 100% 100% 100%

% three levels of progress
2013
(cohort = 4)
2014
(cohort = 14)
2015
(cohort = 11)
Reading 67% 67% 64%
Writing 33% 17% 27%
Maths 0% 50% 27%

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Monday 11 December 2017