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We would like to share our academic successes for the academic year 2015/16.

Our data shows:

  • Children have made very good progress across EYFS from Nursery to Reception achieving our highest ever % of children achieving a good level of development (GLD) at the end of Reception which is well above the national standard.
  • We have achieved the highest ever performance within the Y1 phonic check which again is well above national standard.
  • Children performed well in the new more demanding KS1 Tests

    The KS2 SATs results have been announced:

Below is a table showing the national results compared to Hambrough Primary School:

  National % of children who met the expected standard % of HPS children who met the expected standard
Reading 66% 52%
Average scaled score 103 98.3
Writing* 74% 66%
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) 72% 64%
Average scaled score 104 102.3
Maths 70% 60%
Average scaled score 103 103.1

*Teacher Assessment

As we reach the end of this school year, I’d like to focus on the huge changes to primary school tests. The tests have been made harder this year and the way that the changes have been made has been very disruptive. Nationally, children did not have the opportunity to cover all the programmes of study from the more demanding new national Curriculum.

This means that, despite their hard work and talent, some children did not reach the standards that they were expected to achieve in the key stage tests. Please do not see this as any fault on the part of the children or teachers: rather, it is the outcome of changes to the national curriculum and a resetting of the expected standard.

The assessment system set in place by the Government this year has been an on-going work in progress. The Government have stressed that results from this year cannot be compared to any previous years’ results. The curriculum and tests have been made immeasurably more difficult.

As parents, we want to reassure you that children continue to work hard and are happy in what they do in school. Teachers will continue to keep you updated on progress throughout the year but if you have concerns or queries about your child please do not hesitate to raise them with your child’s teacher initially.

Click here to view previous years results

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