At various stages in a child's learning journey through the primary years, child have to be assessed in line with government directives.
At the end of EYFS, we have seen an improving picture over the past 3 years in the % of children achieving a Good Level of Development:
2016 — 70% achieved a Good Level of Development This was in line with the national picture.
2015 — 61% achieved a Good Level of Development
2014 — 27% achieved a Good Level of Development
Phonics Screening Test
In Year 1, the children take the Phonics Screening Test, which checks each child's ability to read aloud words (real and 'alien') applying their phonics knowledge.
2016 — 88% passed the Phonics Screening Test The national was 81%.
2015 — 69% passed the Phonics Screening Test
2014 — 72% passed the Phonics Screening Test
Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 SATs Results
Key Stage 1 (Y2) Results in 2016
Reading: 57% met the expected standard
Writing: 43% met the expected standard
Maths: 57% met the expected standard
Key Stage 2 (Y6) Results in 2016
The school's SATs results are measured against the national average.
To achieve the expected standard, a pupil had to achieve a Scaled Score of 100 +;
To achieve at Greater Depth, a pupil had to achieve a Scaled Score of 110+
Reading: 59% achieved the new expected standard compared with 66% nationally
Average Scaled Score: 101
Writing: 41% achieved the new expected standard compared with 74% nationally
Maths: 47% achieved the new expected standard compared with 70% nationally
Average Scaled Score: 99
Combined Reading, Writing and Maths for Wrenbury at the new expected standard was 35% compared with 53% nationally.
Progress measures: KS1 to KS2
Reading progress score (confidence interval in brackets) -0.10 (-3.10 to +2.9)
Writing progress score (confidence interval in brackets) -3.9 (-6.90 to -0.90)
Maths progress score (confidence interval in brackets) -1.9 (-4.60 to +0.8)
The school acknowledges that the outcomes for children at the end of KS1 for 2016 reflect their low starting points (27% GLD end of EYFS) and, for those at the end of KS2, the impact of previous weaker teaching over time. This is being addressed under the school's new leadership from January 2015 .
Ofsted acknowledge that: 'The headteacher is steering the school towards a quick recovery,' evidenced in the improving standards in EYFS and Y1's outcomes and this improvement will be seen in end of KS1 and KS2 results in due course.
School has Post Ofsted Action Plans in place to drive improvements and is supported by the Local Authority and the school's School Improvement Partner.