Lower School Academic Results

Please enjoy reading our pupils’ results for the academic year 2016-17!  We use a selection of tests to monitor our pupils’ progress and to make sure they are achieving to the best of their ability.  Our school is not academically selective, so these excellent results demonstrate the effectiveness of teaching and learning at St Mary’s. 

Early Years Foundation Stage

100% of pupils in Prep attained a Good Level of Development against the Early Years framework.  This is compared to the national average of 71%. 

This means that pupils have met the Early Learning Goal or Exceeded in all of the Prime Areas of Learning (Communication and Language, Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development) as well as achieving the Early Learning Goal or Exceeded in Mathematics and Literacy.

 

Salford Reading Test (National Average 100)

At the beginning of each academic year, the pupils take the Salford Reading test.  The results are expressed as a standardised score and show the average achieved in each cohort.

 

Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
Year 6
Mean SAS
117
120
122
121
126

 

InCAS Testing (National Average 100)

The InCAS (Interactive Computerised Assessment System) provides a wealth of information.  It highlights pupils’ strengths and weaknesses so that teachers can determine the extent of the pupils’ knowledge and skills.  The pupils at St Mary’s sit these tests at the beginning of the academic year and the results enable us to track progress. These results show the mean standardised scores in the year groups tested and shows that the pupils are working above expected level (national 100)

2016-2017
Year 2
Year 4
Year 6
Reading
120
119
116
General Maths
122
120
119
Mental Maths
117
110
109
Developed ability
117
119
120
Mean (Reading,
Gen Maths,
Mental Maths)
120
116
115

 

End of KS1 SATs results (Teacher Assessment)

At the end of KS1 (Year 2), teachers assess each pupil in the areas of reading, writing and maths. National Curriculum tests are used to support teachers’ judgements.

Pupils are assessed against the curriculum of the year group they are currently in.  The standards are whether the pupil has met the expectations of the year group curriculum or whether they are working at a greater depth within the expected standard, showing a strong understanding of the curriculum.

 

Reading
Writing
Mathematics
Working towards
6%
0%
6%
Expected
6%
50%
25%
Greater Depth
88%
50%
69%

 

KS2 SATs (Statutory Assessment Tests) results

At the end of KS2 (Year 6) the pupils are assessed on their knowledge and understanding of the curriculum.

The results of the SATs (tests) are reported using a scaled score, where a score of 100 represents the expected standard. The highest possible score is 120 and the lowest is 80.

*The writing element is awarded by Teacher Assessment judgements.

Expected standard – working at the expected standard for their age

Greater Depth – Working at a greater depth within the expected standard and has a strong understanding of the curriculum

SPaG (Spelling, punctuation and grammar)

 

These results also show the percentage of pupils achieving a High Standard. Pupils with a scaled score of 110 and above are included in this group.

End of KS2 SATs Results 2017
St Mary’s Results
National
Reading – Expected  Standard
100%
71%
Reading – High Standard
83%
25%
Reading – Average Scaled Score
114
104
 
 
 
Writing* – Expected Standard
100%
76%
Writing* – Greater Depth
78%
18%
 
 
 
SPaG – Expected Standard
100%
77%
SPaG – High Standard
78%
31%
SPaG – Average Scaled Scores
114
106
 
 
 
Maths – Expected Standard
94%
75%
Maths – High Standard
56%
23%
Maths – Average Scaled Score
109
104

 

Please note: to ensure our levelling of pupils’ work is in-line with national standards we are moderated by the Local Authority. This was carried out for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 in June 2017.

 

11+ CSSE (Consortium of Selective Schools in Essex)

42% of pupils in St Mary’s Year 6 took the 11+ CSSE examination in September 2016 for entry to Essex state selective (grammar) schools, which is open to pupils of all abilities.

89% of St Mary’s candidates were successful in achieving places at Colchester High School for Girls.

 

Scholarships

St Mary’s Year 6 pupils are encouraged to apply for Scholarships to St Mary’s Senior School, which are awarded solely on merit (not means-tested). In the academic year 2016-2017, 11 St Mary’s Year 6 pupils achieved St Mary’s Senior Scholarships.

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