Attainment: Level 4 or higher
One measure which the Department for Education uses is the percentage of pupils attaining Level 4 (the broad, nationally-expected level for 11 year olds) or more by the end of Year 6 in Reading, Writing and Maths (ie all three). Since 2010, our performance has been consistently above 90%.
In 2014, 93% of our pupils attained Level 4 (or higher) in all three subjects, 14 percentage points higher than nationally (79%).
It’s also useful to think about the breakdown between the core subjects of Reading, Writing and Maths (also included is the assessment of Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling). Proportions attaining Level 4 or higher are:
- Reading: Level 4+ 100% (national: 89%)
- Writing: Level 4+ 93% (national: 85%)
- Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling: Level 4+ 97% (national: 76%)
- Maths: Level 4+ 100% (national: 86%)
Attainment: Level 5 or higher
Level 5 is a higher level (broadly speaking, most 14 year olds are expected to be working at around Level 5 or Level 6). At Moortown Primary, we pride ourselves on making sure higher attaining pupils are provided with lots of challenge: all the data here can be regarded as significantly above national figures.
57% of our pupils attained Level 5 (or higher) in all three subjects, 33 percentage points higher than nationally (24%).
- Reading: Level 5+ 80% (national: 49%)
- Writing: Level 5+ 70% and 7% at Level 6 (national: 33%)
- Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling: Level 5+ 83% and 13% at Level 6 (national: 52%)
- Maths: Level 5+ 70% and 17% at Level 6 (national: 42%)
We’re very pleased with these results. We’re also pleased to note that children entitled to the pupil premium attained higher in Reading, Writing and in Maths than all pupils nationally. This is true for pupils at the end of Key Stage One (Year 2) as well as those at the end of Key Stage Two (Year 6).
Many people would argue that progress is the most important measure as it truly reflects the quality of teaching and learning, regardless of pupils’ starting points. Progress is typically measured from Year 2 (the end of Key Stage 1) to Year 6 (the end of Key Stage 2).
At Moortown Primary, 100% of pupils made at least the minimum expected progress of two levels in 2014:
- Reading: 100% (national: 91%)
- Writing: 100% (national: 93%)
- Maths: 100% (national: 89%)
Further, twice as many pupils than nationally at Moortown Primary achieved more than expected progress (three or more levels) in reading, writing and maths:
- Reading: 79% (national: 35%)
- Writing: 63% (national: 33%)
- Maths: 70% (national: 35%)