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Beckford Primary School

"Together, we achieve."

Achievement

Attainment and Progress

We are very proud of all our children’s achievements and in particular the good progress they make while at Beckford school.

Our children achieve very well in the core subjects, however as a school we also make sure that we celebrate achievements in all areas. This may be great progress in PE, an exceptional piece of art work, developing a real talent for music or learning to care for others.

Achievement in 2018 – 2019

EYFS

At the end of Reception, every child is assessed by their teacher against the "Early Learning Goals" for each area of the curriculum.  

  Beckford Primary School National

% of children reaching a "Good Level of Development"

(Reached the Early Learning Goal in the Prime Areas, Literacy and Mathematics)

62%

72%

Year 1 Phonics Screening

In Year 1, every child has a "Phonics screening check" in which their class teacher sits with them 1:1 to see if they are able to use their phonic knowledge to decode a series of words and letter strings.  Children meet the expected standard if they can successfully decode 32 or more of the 40 items.

  Beckford Primary School National

% of children attaining the expected standard

80%

81%

Key Stage 1

At the end of Year 2, every child is assessed by their teacher against the nationally expected standard.  The children take tests in Reading and Mathematics to help inform this assessment.

% of children attaining the expected standard Beckford Primary School National

Reading

71%

75%

Writing

64%

70%

Mathematics

73%

76%

Key Stage 2

At the end of Year 6, all children sit nationally standardised tests (SATS) in Reading, GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling) and Mathematics.  Children attaining a scaled score of 100 or more on these tests have met the expected standard for the end of Primary School.

In addition, teachers assess children's writing against the nationally expected standard.

% of children attaining the expected standard Beckford Primary School National

Reading

75%

73%

Writing

73%

78%

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

78%

78%

Mathematics

84%

79%

Reading, Writing and Maths (combined)

67%

65%

 

 

% of children attaining the higher standard Beckford Primary School National

Reading

20%

27%

Writing

20%

20%

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

35%

36%

Mathematics

35%

27%

 

In Year 6, children's progress from Year 2 is compared against the average progress made by all children nationally.  Average progress is indicated with a score of 0 (zero).  Better than average progress is indicated with a score of up to +10, and slower than average progress with a score of up to -10.

Progress from Key Stage 1 Beckford Primary School National

Reading

+1.0

0

Writing

+0.5

0

Mathematics

+3.5

0

These results show a picture of strong progress from low starting points on entry to the school.  At the beginning of Reception in September 2018 only around 20 - 25% of children were performing at the expected level for their age in each area of learning. 

By the end of the summer term 2019 this had increased to 62% of children attaining the Early Learning Goals in all of the Prime Areas, Literacy and Mathematics.  By the end of Year 2 the children were attaining just below the national levels in reading, writing and maths.  In summer 2019, the combined measure of expected attainment in reading, writing and maths for Year 6 pupils was 67%, which is above the national level.  Our children's progress in Mathematics in Y6 (+3.5) puts us in the top 15% performing schools in the country.

Our Pupil Premium statement below outlines how well our Pupil Premium children have done, as well as outlining how our Pupil Premium funding will be spent in the 2019-2020 year. 

The attainment summary below gives a more detailed information about the school's performance in 2018 - 2019.  You can also find information about the  school’s performance on the Department for Education website.