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Our results


During Reception our children are assessed against the Early Learning Goals as a continuation from ongoing assessments in pre-school. It is expected that most children will achieve a "Good Level of Development" by the time they finish their Reception year.

National screening of children's phonic knowledge takes place in Year 1. Any child who has not met the expected standard is routinely supported and then re-assessed in Year 2.

SATs examinations are a national framework to measure the attainment and progress of individual children in key academic subjects. The results provide the basis of the school peformance tables which are used as the annual measure of how a school is performing in comparison to other schools.

SATs tests are taken at the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2) and the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6). The national expected level of attainment is for children to be working at the "expected standard" at the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.



National assessments did not take place in 2020 due to COVID-19 school closures.  School performance tables will continue to be based on 2019 school results.


  • In the Early Years Foundation Stage in 2019, 87% of our pupils achieved a Good Level of Development at the end of their first year in school (compared to the national average of 72%). 


  • In the Year 1 Phonic Screening Check in 2019, 89% of our pupils met the expected standard (compared to the national average of 82%).


2019 Key Stage 1 (end of Year 2)

National figures are in brackets


% of children achieving the expected standard


% of children achieving the higher standard



76% (75%)

29% (25%)


73% (69%)

12% (15%)


76% (76%)

22% (22%)


2019 Key Stage 2 (end of Year 6)

National figures are in brackets


% of children achieving the expected standard

% of children achieving the higher standard

Progress score

Average scaled score

Reading, Writing and Maths Combined

71% (65%)

10% (10%)




78% (73%)

35% (27%)




105.9 (104)


82% (78%)

20% (20%)






88% (79%)

39% (27%)




107.6 (106)

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

82% (78%)

47% (36%)


107.4 (105)


  • The figures shown are the validated 2019 results.
  • In the Key Stage 2 SAT tests, the national ‘expected standard’ is met by achieving at least 100 on a scaled score in reading; grammar, punctuation and spelling; and mathematics. Children that achieve a score of 110+ on the scaled score are identified as attaining a ‘higher standard’. Outcomes in writing are measured by assessments made by teaching staff and may be moderated by the local authority.
  • The progress score for the year group indicates whether the children, collectively, have made progress ‘below’, ‘in line with’ or ‘above’ expectation nationally. A progress score of 0 means pupils in a school (on average) do about as well as those nationally. A positive score means pupils in a school (on average) do better than those nationally.  Sufficient progress scores in 2018 were at least -5 for reading, -7 for writing and -5 for maths.


Click here to view the Department for Education

performance table for Gurnard Primary School.