Results and achievement

In 2017, our academic results contained some real highlights, demonstrating the excellent progress that children are making at St Helen’s.

One particular headline was at Year 6, where 81% of our children achieved the national standard in Reading, Writing and Maths, putting St Helen’s in the top 11% of primary schools nationally. The percentage of our children who achieved a ‘high scaled score’ in the tests was also extremely high, with 22% achieving a high score in Reading, Writing and Maths, putting St Helen’s in the top 6% of primary schools nationally.

You can read more about our academic results from 2017 below.

Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception)

In 2017, 80% of our children achieved a ‘Good level of development’. This is the fourth year of a rising trend in Reception and is higher than the Local Authority average (77%) and the national average (71%).

Year 1 Phonics Assessment

82% of our children met the required level for the Year 1 phonics assessment. This was broadly in line with national (81%) and the local authority average (83%). 

Ks1 SATS Assessment

Year 2 children are assessed for Reading, Writing and Maths. These are the school results for 2017 and this is the second year that the new national curriculum was assessed. National figures are shown in brackets for a comparison.

Working at the expected standard
Reading 80% (76%)
Writing 77% (68%)
Maths 80%(75%)

KS2 SATS Assessment

Year 6 children are assessed for Reading, Grammar and Spelling, Writing  and Maths.

This is the second year that Year 6 were assessed against the new national curriculum and in 2017, children at St Helen’s performed exceptionally well, with the percentage of children working at the ‘National Standard’ well above the national averages and for Reading, Writing and Maths combined results of 81% are in the top 11% of schools nationally. (National figures are shown in brackets below).

Working at the expected standard
Reading 81% (71%)
Writing 85% (76%)
Maths 85% (75%)
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling 89% (77%)
Achieving a high scaled score
Reading 52% (25%)
Writing 44% (18%)
Maths 30% (23%)
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling 63% (31%)

 

Progress Scores

In 2017, children’s progress was:

Reading: +3.46 (significantly above national and in the top 10% of schools)

Writing: +3.89 (significantly above national and in the top 10% of schools)

Maths: +1.84 (above national)

A score of ’0′ for progress is the national average.

Scaled Scores

In 2016 and 2017, children were given ‘scaled scores’ to show how highly they have attained in the assessments. A score of ’100′ represents the national standard.

In 2017, pupils at St Helen’s averaged a scaled score of 106.1 in the assessments, which is significantly above the national average and in the top 25% of schools nationally.

Click here to view the School Performance Tables on the DfE website

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