We are pleased with this year’s KS2 results as overall they show a positive improvement against last year and we are moving closer to national averages.
Percentage of pupils who’ve achieved at least the expected standard in reading, writing and maths
Combined (Reading, writing and maths) 54% expected+, 0% higher standard
Reading: 64% expected+ 21% greater depth
Writing: 61% expected+ 0% greater depth
Maths: 64% expected + 18% greater depth
Average progress that pupils have made in reading between KS1 and KS2 -2.50 Below average (Confidence interval -4.8 to -0.2)
Average progress that pupils have made in writing between KS1 and KS2 -3.56 Well below average (Confidence interval -5.8 to -1.4)
Average progress that pupils have made in maths between KS1 and KS2 -1.99 Average (Confidence interval -4.1 to 0.1)
Pupils’ average scaled score in the reading test: 102.4
Pupils’ average scaled score in the maths test: 102.0
It is difficult to say with certainty how much of the progress scores are down to the school (which may have scored higher with a different group of pupils) and how much is down to the pupils (for example some may have performed well at any school). The confidence intervals reflect this uncertainty. If the confidence intervals for 2 schools overlap, then we can’t say for certain that the 2 progress scores for these schools are significantly different.
Generally speaking, the greater the number of pupils, the smaller the range of the confidence interval. For smaller schools, the confidence interval tends to be larger, since fewer pupils are included, and therefore the score will be more greatly impacted by performance of individual pupils.
A school is above average if their progress score is above 0 and the whole confidence interval is above 0. Similarly, a school is below average if their progress score is below 0 and the whole confidence interval is below 0.
For more information on statistical confidence, and more detailed technical guidance in general, see Primary school accountability.