We were delighted with our recent Outstanding Ofsted judgement, further to a visit to school on the 14th and 15th March 2019. Unusually, we retained our October 2014 Outstanding judgement: a particularly noteworthy achievement given that none of the 46 Outstanding schools re-inspected by Ofsted in January/February 2019 retained their judgement.
This judgement reflects the dedicated professionalism of our teachers, and the whole school team, which means that every child is supported and nurtured to reach his/her potential. Both the inspection letter from Ofsted, and a copy of the letter sent to parents, are available as documents to download on this page.
Overall, across reading, writing, maths, as well as spelling, punctuation and grammar, a higher percentage of our children than nationally reached the 'Expected Standard' - an excellent result, of which our children and staff are rightly proud.
In terms of the 'Higher Score' (ie. the percentage of the children who not only reached the 'Expected Standard', but who were assessed as working well beyond that), in reading, writing, maths and spelling, punctuation and grammar, a higher percentage of our children than nationally reached this 'Higher Score' level. Particularly impressive was our children's combined reading, writing and maths combined 'Higher Score' level, which at 27%, is more than double the national level in this category (which is 11%). This is indicative of the high quality teaching at our school, where every child is challenged to make the best possible progress, and is a credit to both our children and to our staff team.
Finally, our high progress scores provided evidence of the excellent teaching and learning at our school.
As communicated to parents and carers in the news item published on the 21 December 2018, we are now able to share our validated results which indicate that:
Broken down by subject area, the results were equally impressive, with our children's performance between 9 and 18% above national results across the four areas assessed. Details for each area are as follows:
Congratulations to staff and children for such excellent results in all areas. In all areas, our children’s results were significantly above national figures.
Our average scaled scores for reading and maths, which are both above national levels, are shown in the table below:
|Average scaled score (maximum = 120)||Selwyn||National|
|Average scaled score - maths||111.4||104.4|
|Average scaled score - reading||108.6||105.0|
Our progress measures are as follows:
|Maths||4.44||Well above average|
At the end of Key Stage 1, our Year 2 children undergo a Phonics Screening Check, which checks that they have learnt how to decode words phonetically to the expected standard. The government set the pass mark in this assessment to 32/40 - in other words, that 80% of children would have met the expected standard. 90% of our Year 2 children met the standard - another excellent result.