The leadership team has been effective in improving the quality of teaching in reading, writing and science. Consequently, pupils are making strong progress in these subjects. 

Standards have continued to rise. 

Ofsted 2017

On this page you will find information about our attainment at the end of Year R, 1 and 2.

Year R

Year R produces an end of year outcome called ‘Good Level of Development’ or ‘GLD’. This shows how many children have met the expected standard in

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Mathematics
  • Literacy

The chart below shows you the percentage of our pupils who have achieved a good level of development, compared to national data in a year-on-year format.

gld1Year 1 and 2 Phonics outcomes

Phonics is a continued focus for our school. In 2016-17 we adjusted our provision in the following ways:

  • Our home reading books are all fully phonetically decodable throughout Year R and 1
  • We have invested in Phonics Bug resources and books for use in Guided Reading sessions, including online games and e-books
  • All children have their own log-on to Phonics Bug e-books at home to support the rapidly developing technological landscape and access to books via tablets/ computers
  • Phonics sessions are carefully planned for, ensuring that all children have the opportunity to succeed and access
  • Our Guided Reading sessions are closely linked to the phonics phase the children are working in
  • Phonics sessions are pacy, with clear learning taking place through consistent and well-articulated teaching and engaging activities.
  • All children are assessed during each session and given activities that will enable them to succeed 

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Year 2

In Year 2 the children are assessed as ‘Working Towards’, ‘Expected’ (EXS) or ‘Greater Depth’ (GDS)  within the expected standards for Reading, Writing and Maths. Below, you will find the information for the end of the 2016-17 academic year. reading