School Performance

The overall performance of a school is based on how well children achieve (in progress and attainment) at the end of their schooling.  

The KS2 SATs papers are National tests taken by children at the end of Year 6 (when they are 10-11 years old) by all children in England. These tests are in Reading, Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar and Mathematics.  Children’s writing is assessed through Teacher Assessment based on a range of the work they complete during their final year at primary school.

We are very proud of all our pupils who undertook the tests in May 2018 and 2019 – they demonstrated huge amounts of commitment and maturity and tried their very best during test week.  SATs results do provide helpful information on how your child is progressing in the core subjects, however they do not assess everything that a child is capable of and they are not a measure of what makes each child special and unique.

Validated data for the children in Year 6 in the academic year 2018 – 2019 is not released until late in the Autumn Term 2019.

Headline School Results 2017 – 2018: Attainment

In the past children were given ‘levels’ to demonstrate their attainment, this is nolonger the case.  Now a score of 100 or more indicates they are reaching the expected standard, 110 or above they are exceeding the standard, 99 of less means they are below the expected standard.

Percentage of children meeting the expected standard Percentage of children meeting the higher standard Average scaled point score
Reading 79% (National Average 75%) 23% (National Average 28%) 105.5
Writing 77% (National Average 78%) 23% (National Average 20%) Not applicable
Mathematics 80% (National Average 76%) 32% (National Average 24%) 106.0
Combined (meeting the standard in R, W & M) 71% (National Average 64%) 11% (National Average 10%) Not applicable
Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar 71% (National Average 78%) 34% (National Average 34%) 105


Headline School Results 2017 – 2018: Progress

Progress scores reflect how much progress children have made from their KS1 SATs to their KS2 SATs.  The School’s progress scores for 2017 is calculated by finding the progress made by each pupil in each subject, then averaged to find the overall progress of the year group. These scores give an indication of whether, as a group, pupils in the school made above or below average progress in a subject compared with pupils with similar starting points in other schools.

Reading Writing Mathematics
Well above average (about 10% of schools in England)
Above average (about 10% of schools in England) +2.58
Average (about 60% of schools in England) +1.46 +0.55
Below average (about 10% of schools in England)
Well below average (about 10% of schools in England)

 School Performance Tables

To compare schools/academies performance you can access the site which provides more detailed information on the overall academy.  Since Summerbank Academy came into existence on 1st September 2017, then you may wish to explore the data on the pre-existing Summerbank Primary School which can be found using the same link.