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At the end of Key Stage 2 (KS2), Year 6 pupils sit statutory Assessment tests (SATs) for reading, mathematics and GPS (grammar, punctuation and spelling). Test results are converted into ‘scaled scores’ with a score of 100 being the expected standard. Any score below 100 means the pupil is working 'towards the expected standard,' and any score above 100 means the pupil is working 'at or above the expected standard'.

In 2016, the first year of the new assessments, results nationally were substantially lower than the previous year's results under the old system of levels. In 2017 we were delighted that our Year 6 results showed a significant increase over the previous year however in 2018, results dipped in reading and mathematics.  In 2019 result rose once again in the majority of areas.  

The 2020 and 2021 national curriculum assessments, including key stage 1 and key stage 2 tests and teacher assessments, did not take place due to the global pandemic.  In 2022 national curriculum assessments returned however the Department for Education have made it clear that performance data for 2022 should not be directly compared with 2019 and earlier. Nor should comparisons be made between schools. This is because schools may have been affected differently by COVID-19.

At St. Peter’s, only 15 pupils sat the end of year Key Stage 2 assessments in 2022 with 1 pupil equating to 7% of the overall result. In a large three form entry primary school each child would equate to approximately only 1%.

The table below shows both the percentage of Year 6 pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics, and those attaining a higher level.  2019 and 2018 results are shown in brackets.


Pupils Achieving Expected Standard

Higher Standard of Attainment

Average Scaled Score


73% (83%, 67%)


40% (42%, 13%)


105.5 (106.4, 102.5)



60% (67%, 73%)


40% (33%, 13%)


Teacher Assessment



 80% (100%, 60%)


 27% (17%, 13%)


106 (105.7, 102.4)

Reading, Writing & Maths Combined

60% (67%, 40%)

20% (8%, 7%)


The average progress for 2022 were;




+2.3 +3.0 +2.3

It is well recognised 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. That said, we must not underestimate the hard work of both the staff and the children, we are incredibly proud of you all.

We are equally proud of our other results from across the school that were reported in July 2022.  In the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 80% achieved a ‘Good Level of Development’.  In phonics, 71.4% of Year 1 pupils and 50% of those reassessed in Year 2 met the expected standard.  In their Key Stage 1 statutory assessments, 75% of Year 2 met the expected standard in Reading, 58% in Writing and 75% in Mathematics.

Every year statutory and in-house attainment and progress data is carefully scrutinised by leaders in order to identify strengths and areas for improvement. There is a clear focus on cohorts, key groups and individuals across the school. Where appropriate, key areas are then strategically targeted through the annual school improvement plan. 

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School and College Performance Tables