Due to the COVID-19 situation, national SATs tests were not completed in 2020 or 2021. All children completed end of year assessments in July 2021 and the results were pleasing, particularly when considering the amount of time that children were out of school.
The number of pupils achieving the expected level in Y6 was above the National Average (according to the 2019 data which is the most recent) in reading and maths. Writing results were slightly below the National Average. We used the same robust system that we use each year to assess writing and made no exception for the lack of evidence in books because children spent less time in school. Had children been in school for the full year, the results would have been higher than the National Average.
Results across the school were pleasing – it is testament to the success of our online learning system that the children have made such good progress despite the disruption. In some areas, a higher percentage of children achieved the expected standard in July compared to the tests taken before the first national lockdown. Clearly Year 1 and Reception have fared less well, given the nature of learning online, but there are structures in place for next academic year to close the gaps.
Our results were as follows: