SATs tests and results


Statutory tests and assessments take place at several points during every child's journey through school. 

  • At the end of Reception and Key Stage 1 (Year 2) we are required to assess children against national expectations for their age and submit these to the government. 
  • At the end of Year 1, children take phonics tests, and from next year, children in Year 4 will also complete a times tables check. 
  • Finally, at the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6), children across the country take tests in Reading, Grammar & Spelling and Maths. Teacher assessments are also made in writing and science.        

There is more information about our results in each of these areas below, and you can find out more about our results through the Department for Education Performance Tables site.

Please be aware that the most recent data available is from 2019, as all KS1 and KS2 assessments were cancelled in 2020 and 2021.     

"The teaching of phonics is a strength of the school. As a result ... reading progress is good in key stage 1."

Ofsted report, 2018

Year 1 phonics

The Phonics Screening Check shows how well children can use the phonics skills they've learned up to the end of Year 1, and to identify those who need extra phonics help. 

The checks themselves only take a few minutes to complete, with children working 1-to-1 with a teacher in a way that should feel like normal classroom practice. 

Over the last few years, phonics has become a real strength at our school, with the Read Write Inc programme used rigourously from Nursery up to ensure children reach expected standards. 

In 2019, 78% of children reached the expected standard. In 2018, 84% of children reached this standard, just ahead of the national average of 83%.

Key Stage 1 assessments

Children in Year 2 sit national tests in May each year. The results of these are used to support teacher assessment, and it is these outcomes which are recorded and reported nationally. 

In 2019, our KS1 outcomes were: 

  • Reading - 67.5% of children reached the expected standard, with 15% working at 'Greater Depth'. 
  • Writing - 55% of children achieved the expected standard, and 7.5% were judged to be working at 'Greater Depth'. 
  • Maths - 67.5% of children achieved the expected standard, and 15% were judged to be working at 'Greater Depth'.
Key Stage 2 assessments

Children in Year 6 sit tests Reading, Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling (GPS) and Maths   

In 2019, our KS1 outcomes were: 

  • Reading, Writing and Maths combined - 58% achieved the expected standard and 16% achieved the higher standard 
  • Reading - our average scaled score was 103.2, with 65.8% of children scoring 100 or more.
  • Writing (where there are no tests, so results are based on Teacher Assessment) - 73.7% of children reached the expected standard, with 21.1% reaching the higher "exceeding" outcome. 
  • Maths - our average scaled score was 105.7, with 76.3% of children reaching the expected score of 100 or more. 
  • Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling (GPS) - our average scaled score was 107.1, with 81.6% of children securing a score of 100 or more (the nationally expected level)

For a breakdown of our results across the last 3 years, head here.