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This summer, a new SATs testing system was put into place. Children are no longer assessed using levels and are now assessed to see if they have met the expected standard.


This is done by testing in reading, maths and grammar, punctuation and spelling. Children’s raw test scores were converted to a scaled score with a range of 80 - 120, where 100 is the national expectation. Children were judged to have attained 'highly' if they achieved a scaled score of 110+. In writing, teacher assessment was used to ascertain whether a child was working at expected standards, or in greater depth within those standards.


Progress from KS1 to KS2 is calculated using a rather convoluted and arbitrary system. A score of 0 reflects a cohort that made the same progress as similar schools nationally, based on KS1 scores. Anything above that indicates the cohort have made more than expected progress.


The table below shows our provisional results, in comparison to national data where available: