School Performance

Although there are many ways in which the success of a school and its pupils can be measured, the performance of a school is measured nationally in a number of ways:

  • achievement at the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception)
  • results of the Year 1 phonics test
  • pupil attainment and achievement at Key Stage 1 (Year 2)
  • pupil attainment and achievement at Key Stage 2 (Year 6)
  • pupil progress between Key Stage 1 (Year 2) and Key Stage 2 (Year 6)
  • attendance

Our performance data is shown below.  You can also access nationally-published performance data about our school via the links below:

* Extract from the DfE School Performance Tables for Northenden 2015

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KEY STAGE 2

At the end of Key Stage 2, Year 6 children are assessed in English, Mathematics and Science.  National tests take place for

  • Reading (1 test)
  • Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (one test)
  • Writing (Teacher Assessment)
  • Mathematics (3 tests)
  • Science (Teacher Assessment)

Up to Summer 2015, attainment in schools was measured and reported as Levels with the expected level by the end of Year 6 at Level 4.  From 2016, levels are no longer used to measure and reported attainment in the National Curriculum tests.  Children’s attainment will be measured against a national expectation and a scaled score (from -80 to 120) will be reported for each child.  

Headlines for 2016

  • 73% of pupils achieved the expected standard in Reading (National : 66%)
  • Average Scaled Score for Reading is 104 (National : 103)
  • 83% of pupils achieved the expected standard in Writing (National : 74%)
  • 90% of pupils achieved the expected standard in Mathematics (National : 70%)
  • Average Scaled Score for Mathematics is 108 (National : 103)
  • 90% of pupils achieved the expected standard in Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (National : 72%)
  • Average Scaled Score for Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling is 110 (National : 104)
  • 73% of pupils achieved the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Mathematics (National : 53%)
  • 30% of pupils achieved the HIGHER standard in Reading (National : 19%)
  • 33% of pupils achieved the HIGHER standard in Writing (National : 15%)
  • 43% of pupils achieved the HIGHER standard in Mathematics (National : 17%)
  • 53% of pupils achieved the HIGHER standard in Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (National : 23%)
  • 10% of pupils achieved the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Mathematics (National : 5%)

Headlines for 2015

  • 90% of pupils achieved Level 4+ in Reading (National : 89%)
  • 93% of pupils achieved Level 4+ in Writing (National : 87%)
  • 93% of pupils achieved Level 4+ in Mathematics (National : 87%)
  • 90% of pupils achieved Level 4+ in Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (National : 80%)
  • 86% of pupils achieved Level 4+ in Reading and Writing and Mathematics (National : 80%)
  • 59% of pupils achieved Level 5+ in Reading (National : 48%)
  • 48% of pupils achieved Level 5+ in Writing (National : 36%)
  • 66% of pupils achieved Level 5+ in Mathematics (National : 42%)
  • 76% of pupils achieved Level 5+ in Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (National : 56%)
  • 38% of pupils achieved Level 5+ in Reading and Writing and Mathematics (National : 24%)
  • 89% of pupils improved by 2 or more levels of progress in reading between KS1 and KS2 (National : 92%)
  • 100% of pupils improved by 2 or more levels of progress in writing between KS1 and KS2 (National : 95%)
  • 96% of pupils improved by 2 or more levels of progress in mathematics between KS1 and KS2 (National : 94%)
  • Average Point Score : 31.4

Download : Northenden 2015 KS2 Results Summary (PDF File)

Headlines for 2014

  • 93% of pupils achieved Level 4+ in Reading, Writing and Mathematics (National : 79%)
  • 90% of pupils achieved Level 4B+ in Reading, Writing and Mathematics (National : 67%)
  • 37% of pupils achieved Level 5+ in Reading, Writing and Mathematics (National : 24%)
  • 97% of pupils achieved Level 4B+ in Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (National : 68%)
  • 87% of pupils achieved Level 5+ in Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (National : 52%)
  • All pupils made the expected progress (2 levels) in each of reading, writing and mathematics
  • Average Point Score 31.4


KEY STAGE 1

At the end of Key Stage 1, Year 2 children are assessed in English, Mathematics and Science.  Teachers’ assessment are informed by tests and ongoing assessments of children’s work in reading, writing, mathematics and science.  The results of the Key Stage 1 tests are not published nationally but we have made them available via the link below.

Headlines for 2016

  • 77% of pupils achieved the expected standard in Reading (National : 74%)
  • 67% of pupils achieved the expected standard in Writing (National : 66%)
  • 70% of pupils achieved the expected standard in Mathematics (National : 73%)
  • 60% of pupils achieved the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Mathematics (National : 60%)
  • 23% of pupils achieved the HIGHER standard in Reading (National : 24%)
  • 17% of pupils achieved the HIGHER standard in Writing (National : 13%)
  • 27% of pupils achieved the HIGHER standard in Mathematics (National : 18%)
  • 17% of pupils achieved the HIGHER standard in Reading, Writing and Mathematics (National : 9%)

Headlines for 2015

  • 87% of pupils achieved Level 2+ in Reading (National : 91%)
  • 80% of pupils achieved Level 2+ in Writing (National : 88%)
  • 90% of pupils achieved Level 2+ in Mathematics (National : 93%)

Headlines for 2014

  • 97% of pupils achieved Level 2+ in Reading (National : 89%)
  • 97% of pupils achieved Level 2+ in Writing (National : 86%)
  • 97% of pupils achieved Level 2+ in Mathematics (National : 92%)

YEAR 1 PHONICS TEST

At the end of Year 1, we assess children’s awareness of phonics, that is the letters and sounds that are used to make words.  The National Year 1 Phonics tests aims to test children’s phonological awareness and their ability to combine letters and sounds to read words.  Children have to read 40 words which increase in difficulty through the test.  Some of the words are real words (e.g. mat, drip, switch).  Other words are ‘made up’ or psuedo words which means that they are not real words but can still be ‘read’ by sounding out and blending their letters and sounds, e.g. blarb, grabe, drisk.  These words are referred to as alien words in the test.

Children have to read 32/40 words successfully to meet the required standard of the Year 1 Phonics Test.

  • In Summer 2016, 93% of Year 1 pupils met the required standard of the Year 1 Phonics test (National : 77%)
  • In Summer 2015, 90% of Year 1 pupils met the required standard of the Year 1 Phonics test (National : 77%)
  • In Summer 2014, 83% of Year 1 pupils met the required standard of the Year 1 Phonics test (National : 74%)
  • In Summer 2013, 67% of Year 1 pupils met the required standard of the Year 1 Phonics test (National : 69%)

Additional Information

Click here to find out more about the Year 1 Phonics Test

Children’s knowledge of phonics and their ability to decode familiar and unfamiliar words is assessed at the end of Year 1.  Children are required to take a phonics reading test.  The test assesses mainly words taught at Phase 4 of Letters and Sounds.

A sample Year 1 Phonics Test is available here.

The words written next to ‘alien’ picture indicate pseudo or “made up” words.  They are not real words but the children are expected to have a go at reading them as if they were real words.  It is there ability to segment and blend letters and sounds in this test that is important.

 

EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE

At the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage, reception children are assessed against seven areas of the curriculum and 17 Early Learning Goals.  These are shown below:

  • Communication and Language Development
    • ELG01 : Listening and attention
    • ELG02 : Understanding
    • ELG03 : Speaking
  • Physical Development
    • ELG04 : Moving and handling
    • ELG05 : Health and self-care
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
    • ELG06 : Self-confidence and self-awareness
    • ELG07 : Managing feelings and behaviour
    • ELG08 : Making relationships
  • Literacy Development
    • ELG09 : Reading
    • ELG10 : Writing
  • Numeracy Development
    • ELG11 : Numbers
    • ELG12 : Shape, space and measures
  • Understanding of the World
    • ELG13 : People and Communities
    • ELG14 : The World
    • ELG15 : Technology
  • Expressive Arts and Design
    • ELG16 : Exploring and using media and materials
    • ELG17 : Being imaginative

A school’s performance at the end of the EYFS, is measured by:

  • the percentage of children achieving the expected level in each of the Early Learning Goals
  • the percentage of children who are said to have reach a GOOD LEVEL OF DEVELOPMENT which is defined as having reached the expected level in all of …
    • Communication and Language Development
    • Physical Development
    • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
    • Literacy development
    • Mathematics development
  • In Summer 2016, 83% of the Reception pupils achieved a GOOD LEVEL OF DEVELOPMENT
  • In Summer 2015, 70% of the Reception pupils achieved a GOOD LEVEL OF DEVELOPMENT (National : 66%)
  • In Summer 2014, 77% of Reception pupils achieved a GOOD LEVEL of DEVELOPMENT (National : 60%)
  • In Summer 2013, 59% of Reception pupils achieved a GOOD LEVEL of DEVELOPMENT (National : 52%)

 

ATTENDANCE

  • Overall Attendance 2014 – 2015 : 97.3% 
  • Overall Attendance 2013 – 2014 : 97.4%
  • Overall Attendance 2012 – 2013 : 96.9%
  • Overall Attendance 2011 – 2012 : 96.7%
  • Overall Attendance 2010 – 2011 : 95.7%