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Results and inspections

This page was last updated in November 2017

Key stage 2 information – for the academic year ended summer 2017

In November 2016, the Sunday Times published a listing of the top 2,000 primary schools in Britain, based on results over the previous five years.  As an Ofsted Outstanding school (our October 2014 report is available as a download on this page), with a record of excellent results for our children, Selwyn Primary School was placed in position 242 - i.e. within the top 1.5% of all primary schools in Britain.

However, despite the usual dedication and expertise of our staff team at school, our Key Stage 2 results for the year ended summer 2017 were not to the usual standards we have achieved consistently over time. School leaders, including our Trustees and Governors are working to rectify this dip in results to ensure that this will not happen in 2017/2018, and adaptations to our practice can be evidenced in school improvement planning.  Further detail is provided below; our excellent results for the year ended summer 2016 are also available on this page.   

Please note that guidance for parents regarding both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 results this academic year are available as documents to download on this page, to help parents interpret this information.  Should you wish to discuss these results further, please contact the School Office, where staff will be happy to help.  

The table below summarises the percentages of our year 6 children who met the 'expected standard' in the areas assessed, and compares their results to national and local authority results.

 

Percentage of children achieving the ‘expected  standard’ in the following areas:

 School -  2017

 Local authority  - 2017

 England – all  schools - 2017

 Reading

 59%

 72%

 71%

 GPS (Grammar, punctuation and spelling)

 74%

 83%

 77%

 Maths

 70%

 81%

 75%

 Writing

 79%

 81%

 76%

 

The table below summarises the percentages of our year 6 children who met the ‘greater depth’ standard in the areas assessed, and compares their results to national and local authority results.  

Percentage of children achieving a level of ‘greater  depth’ in the following areas:

 School - 2017

 Local authority  - 2017

 England – all  schools - 2017

 Reading

 5%

 23%

 25%

 GPS (Grammar, punctuation and spelling)

 22%

 42%

 31%

 Maths

 12%

 32%

 23%

 Writing

 19%

 22%

 18%

 

Our expections for our children are high, and we are working towards achieving summer 2018 results that indicate that more than 80% of our children have met the 'expected standard', in the areas assessed in the SATS process, with more than 30% meeting the 'greater depth' standard.

Key stage 2 information – for the academic year ended summer 2016

 

As parents are aware, summer 2016 was the first year in which new tests were introduced for children at the end of key stage 2 (i.e. finishing year 6 in summer 2016).  These tests are based on the content of the new curriculum that was introduced in September 2014, and are of a higher standard than the previous tests.  Note that key stage 2 results are for pupils who, for the most part, finished year 6 in 2015. ‘These are the most important measures used to monitor school performance’ (DfE, 2015).

The tables below indicate the percentage of our Year 6 children who met the 'expected standard' in each of the areas tested (note that the 'writing' scores are teacher assessed only).  By way of comparison, the table also shows the percentage of children across the Local Authority of Newham as a whole that achieved this standard, as well as the percentage of all children in England in Year 6 that achieved this standard. In each individual area tested, the percentage of Selwyn children reaching the 'expected standard' is considerably higher than in Newham and across England.   

Across all areas tested, 78% of Selwyn children reached the 'expected standard' - against 59% across Newham as a whole and 53% across England. We are tremendously proud of the work that both our teachers, our support staff and our children have done to achieve these excellent results – well done!

 Percentage of children achieving the ‘expected  standard’ in the following areas:

 School -  2016

 Local authority  - 2016

 England – all  schools - 2016

 Reading

 88%

 66%

 66%

 GPS (Grammar, punctuation and spelling)

 93%

 78%

 70%

 Maths

 95%

 78%

 70%

 Writing

 88%

 81%

 73%

 

The table below indicates the percentage of children at Selwyn achieving a level of knowledge and understanding in the subject concerned that is described as ‘greater depth’, against those who achieved the ‘expected standard’ across the local authority and all schools in England – i.e. they did even better than expected.

The percentage of our children who achieved ‘greater depth’ is significantly above the comparison percentages, at both local authority and national level, in reading, writing and GPS.  We are delighted that these results reflect the excellent achievements of our more able pupils, and congratulate them on their results.  Our maths scores are in line with the local authority achievement levels, and above national levels.

Across all areas tested, 10% of Selwyn children reached the 'greater depth standard' - against 7% across Newham as a whole and 5% across England. We are tremendously proud of the work that both our teachers, our support staff and our children have done to achieve these excellent results – well done!

 Percentage of children achieving a level of ‘greater  depth’ in the following areas:

 School - 2016

 Local authority  - 2016

 England – all  schools - 2016

 Reading

 33%

 19%

 19%

 GPS (Grammar, punctuation and spelling)

 32%

 24%

 17%

 Maths

 22%

 24%

 17%

 Writing

 50%

 21%

 14%

 

The amount of progress our children make, as measured on a scale, is shown on the table below, and compared with figures from the local authority.  The figures are calculated using the pupils’ average scores for the relevant areas from the end of key stage 1, and comparing them to the average scores at the end of key stage 2.

Again, our children have made better progress than those across the local authority in both reading and writing, whilst progress in maths has been slightly below that across the local authority.

 Progress figures

 School - 2016

 Local authority - 2016

 Reading

 2.8

 1.5

 GPS (Grammar, punctuation and spelling)

 n/a

 n/a

 Maths

 2.1

 2.9

 Writing

 4.3

 3.2

 

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