SATS Details

2020-2021

So what? Another year of high outcomes, even though we did not sit formal KS2 SATs tests, we used a range of assessments, including previous SATs papers to test the pupils and ongoing teacher assessment. Live teaching and 100% daily attendance online during lockdown including interventions through live teaching ensured children stayed on track. Stamina for writing continued at home but really focussed on during in school time across all subjects to ensure ARE+. We had really high expectations of our children and they rose to this. We also ensured they continued to receive an exciting broad and rich curriculum beyond core subjects too as this is really important. All work was marked with feedback to the children as we would in school to ensure high quality engagement. Children who did not reach ARE for end of KS2 made excellent progress from their starting points.

Year 2 December phonics screening 31 children Pass 97% 30/31 children

So what? Real focus upon start of school return in September 2020 after lockdown with a baseline at 78% at this point with a few of these pupils’ borderline. Increase to 97% actual reflecting high quality first phonics teaching and good catch-up provision for phonics from September – December 2020.

Multiplication check in Year 4

We were delighted to take part in this as a trial and this showed the progress our pupils had made with nearly all children passing the test with full marks 25/25 and of those that didn’t 96% achieved a score of 21/25 or more. This was a random timed test of timetables up to 12 x 12 on an electronic format.

So what? Through timestable rockstars and cracking timestables and a commitment to learning multiplications we have improved outcomes across the school from Year 2 up. In Year 2 most of the class are working at Year 3 expectations currently for multiplication tables.

2019-2020

Here is our 2020 data as of March 2020. Whilst there is absolutely no requirement to publish data and no KS2 SATs tests were sat due to COVID 19 and partial school closure- we feel particularly proud of our Year 6 cohort 2019- 2020 and wanted to share what they were on track for at the point of closure in March 2020. This would have been our best year yet, showing a 4th year of consistent very high outcomes and progress which are well above national for our school.

Ashton Keynes C of E Primary KS2 (Y6) SATS Results 2019 Compared with National 2019

This again demonstrates, for yet another year, that attainment and progress continues to improve and be outstanding and is again well ahead of both local and national data.

Writing data

Writing assessment data is based on the years’ worth of work created throughout Year 6. The children are assessed using a specific and complex framework. This set of standards by which we assess allows us to make informed and accurate judgements.

This year, our end of KS2 (Y6) writing was externally moderated by 2 experienced moderators from Wiltshire. After looking at a series of books (English, Science, topic) they agreed with 100% of our judgements and the professional dialogue was extremely positive and affirmative.

Average Scaled Score

AKPS Reading – 111  National 104

AKPS Maths – 110.3  National 105.1

AKPS SPAG – 114  National 106

Age related scaled score = 100+

Greater depth scaled score 110+

N.B: 120 is the highest possible scaled score.

A pupil’s scaled score is based on their raw score. The raw score is the total number of marks a pupil scores in a test, based on the number of questions they answered correctly. e.g. a score of 41/50 in Reading gives a scaled score of 110.

Tests are developed each year to the same specification, however, because the questions are different, the difficulty of tests may vary each year. This means we need to convert the raw scores pupils get in the tests into scaled scores, to ensure we can make accurate comparisons of performance over time.

Progress of our pupils is equally, if not more important than attainment. In 2017 and 2018, we were placed in the top 2 and 3% of all schools nationally for progress data (KS1 – KS2). As this year group had high KS1 data, the progress that they are able to make (even with a perfect score) is limited (e.g. a child who was GD at KS1 (21 APS points) can only make minimal progress as the higher level of learning is capped in terms of maximum mark/ scaled score. However, based on the above attainment data, the progress of our pupils this year is still set to be great. Progress data is released in December and will then be shared with staff, governors and the website.

This table demonstrates the national progress data from end KS1-KS2.

Our 2018 progress data was:

2019 progress data will be released by the DfE December 2019.

So What?

These outcomes reflect our continual drive for exceptional outcomes and progress in line with our ambitious and rigorous school improvement plan. They demonstrate that our targeted, ‘finger on pulse’ approach is having a positive impact upon outcomes. Also, our targeted ‘Power of Three’ (combined) for both EXS (Expected standard) and GDS (greater depth standard) is having a continued, growing impact. This demonstrates for a 5th year running sustained and improved excellent outcomes and progress and a staff and leadership team, who continually be reaching to achieve the best for all of our pupils every year.

Please click on the links below to view previous SATS results:

2018 SATS Results

2017 SATS Results

2016 SATS Results

2015 KS1 Results

2015 KS2 Results

DfE school performance tables website