As a parent you will naturally be interested in how well Kimpton is performing as a school in relation to government strategy and targets set for the primary school sector.
In 2014 the government introduced a new National Curriculum, the content of which is more challenging, and the expected standards in turn require a higher level of skills, application and understanding than the old 'level' system. Since the new curriculum is only in its third academic year, these standards continue to be challenging, with this year's cohort being the second set of pupils to be assessed under the new system.
The whole school (staff and pupils) have worked extremely hard to improve on last year's outcomes (Results 2015-16) and although we have not reached our goal yet, we are pleased with the strides we have taken in improving our pupil's progress and attainment.
Please find below the unvalidated data set for 2017 for both KS1 and KS2. This will be confirmed later in the Autumn term.
Early Years Foundation Stage (2017)
|Good Level of Development (GLD)|
A Good Level of Development is defined as children working at the expected standard or exceeding the expected standard in the key areas of literacy, mathematics, physical development, communication and language and personal social and emotional development.
Year One Phonic Screening (2017)
|Working At (WA)||Working Towards (WT)|
The 10 children who were working towards in 2016 all passed confidently in Year 2.
Key Stage 1 Teacher Assessment (2017)
|Expected or better||Greater Depth|
|R, W + M||47%||63.7%||3%||11%|
Key Stage 2 (2017)
|Expected or better||Greater Depth||Average Scaled Score||Progress|
|Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (Test)||68%||76.9%||16%||%||95.4||106||-|
|Writing (Teacher Assessment)||60%||76.3%||12%||18%||-||-||-4.8|
|R, W + M||48%||61.1%||0%||9%||-||-||-|
We are closing the gap between the national data and the school's outcomes (with Kimpton achieving better than national in reading) but we continue to reflect upon what is working well and the next steps we can take to ensure that all pupils make at least expected progress. The staff and governors continue to spend time analysing this data and using the outcomes plus other school information to form our school development priorities. For this academic year, writing and mathematics continues to feature heavily, especially for our most vulnerable children.
Average Scaled Score
What is a scaled score?
A pupil’s scaled score is based on their raw score. The raw score is the total number of marks a pupil scores in a test, based on the number of questions they answered correctly. Tests are developed each year to the same specification, but because the questions must be different, the difficulty of tests may vary slightly each year. This means we need to convert the raw scores pupils get in the tests into a scaled score, to ensure we can make accurate comparisons of pupil performance over time.
A scaled score of 100 will always represent the expected standard on the test. Pupils scoring 100 or more will have met the expected standard on the test.
You can access the full attainment results at Key Stage 2 for Kimpton Primary School here: Attainment Tables provided by the Department of Education.
The National Curriculum Online website provides more detailed information about each subject area, statutory guidelines, attainment targets and the description of the levels against which attainment is measured.