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Following the introduction of the New National Curriculum in September 2014 for all year groups except those in Year 2 and Year 6 at the time, for whom it was introduced in September 2015, the Government made a major change in the way that children in schools are assessed. The system of using levels ended and instead teachers are expected to assess pupils’ progress against age-related expectations based on a one year or two year programme of study.

In July 2015, our Year 6 pupils were the last pupils to be awarded a level in their end of Key Stage assessments. The table below show the percentage of Year 6 pupils achieving each level in 2015, compared to National end of Key Stage 2 levels and results for 2014.

 

Pupils Achieving

Level 4+

Pupils Achieving

Level 5+ 

2 Level Progress

from KS1 to KS2 

 

 Reading

 95% (89%, 78%)  33% (52%, 50%)  90% (91%, 83%)  

 Writing

 90% (87%, 67%) 29% (36%, 39%)  95% (94%, 83%)  

 Mathematics

 90% (87%, 89%)  29% (41%, 44%)  95% (90%, 89%)  

At St. Peter’s, only 21 pupils sat the end of year Key Stage 2 assessments in 2015 which means that each individual child equated to 5% of the total. In a large three form entry Primary school for instance, each child would equate to approximately only 1%. 

It is common knowledge that school performance table rankings are only a snap shot of a school’s work and at St. Peter’s we very much believe in teaching the whole child. Year on year results can be significantly distorted by the results of a few students in small schools such as ours and studies have shown that small schools are much more likely to report large changes in results from one year to the next, both positive and negative.  

For more information about our recent school performance, please follow this link:

View the live page School and College Performance Tables

The Ofsted Data Dashboard also provides a summary of results data over a three year period and comparisons to other schools or providers. To look at our current Data Dashboard, please follow this link:

View the live page St. Peter's Data Dashboard

Whilst these are the results of our Year 6 pupils who have now left the school, all other year groups continue to work towards the statutory requirements for the new National Curriculum. The expectations and means of assessing the new curriculum are very different to previous systems used. We are currently in a cross-over phase as we move onto a new system of assessment, fully supported by advice from county advisors and in line with other locality schools. Please follow the link below to read our 'Principles of Assessment' agreed with the Haywards Heath locality of primary schools.

Adobe PDF icon Assessment Statement for Haywards Heath Locality