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 (starting this year) children in Year 4 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.

"Subject leaders have thought carefully about how pupils build their knowledge and skills over time from early years to Year 6. They have developed highly consistent planning and methods of delivery that help pupils learn well over time."

Ofsted report, 2022

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 2023, 70% of children reached the expected standard. In 2022 82% of children reached this standard.

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 2023, our KS1 outcomes were: 

  • Reading - 70% of children reached the expected standard, with 15% working at 'Greater Depth'. 
  • Writing - 37.5% of children achieved the expected standard
  • Maths - 62.5% of children achieved the expected standard, and 2.5% 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 2023, our KS1 outcomes were: 

  • Reading, Writing and Maths combined - 51% achieved the expected standard
  • Reading - our average scaled score was 103.9, with 71% of children scoring 100 or more.
  • Writing (where there are no tests, so results are based on Teacher Assessment) - 67% of children reached the expected standard, with 11% reaching the higher "exceeding" outcome. 
  • Maths - our average scaled score was 102.4, with 71% of children reaching the expected score of 100 or more. 
  • Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling (GPS) - 76% of children secured a score of 100 or more (the nationally expected level)

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