School data and Performance

Summer 2019 Giffard Park Primary School Results Foundation Stage

At the end of the Foundation Stage children are assessed against each of the 17 Early Learning Goals (ELG). Children are assessed as either emerging, expected or exceeding in each of the ELGs and are considered to have reached a ‘Good Level of Development’ is they have achieve at least the expected level in:

  • the prime areas of learning - personal, social and emotional development; physical development; and communication and language and; 

  • the specific areas of mathematics and literacy.

 
At Giffard Park Primary School in the summer of 2019 74% of children achieved a Good Level of Development.  The national figure for 2019 was 72%.
 
 
Key Stage 1 Results, Phonics and End of Key Stage Assessments
 
Children in Year 1 take a phonics screening check which checks how well children are able to read the sounds that letters and groups of letters make.
In 2019 93% of children achieved the expected standards in the phonics screening test; the national figure for 2018 was 83%.
Any children that do not achieve the expected standard in Year 1 re-take this assessment in Year 2. By the end of Year 2 in 2019 80% of children who needed to retake had achieved the expected standard.
The table below shows Giffard Park results from the end of Key Stage 1 assessments taken in 2019 and the national comparison figures. Where a figure is highlighted, it shows that Giffard Park achieve above the National average score. 

Key Stage 2 Results

The Key Stage 2 tests taken by children in May 2019 were the fourth test which assessed children against the new more challenging National Curriculum that was introduced in September 2014. In 2016 new assessment tests and an assessment framework were also introduced along with guidance for teachers. This assessment framework is what our Year 6 children were tested against in May 2019. 

Each child receives their test results as a scaled score and a teacher assessment based on their writing, which is judged according to the assessment framework. When interpreting the results you may wish to note the following:

  • Children receive a scaled score in each of reading, grammar/punctuation/spelling and maths – the range of this score is 80 to 120 and 100 is the expected standard. The threshold set for children considered to have achieved a high score is 110.

  • The progress measure is a value-added measure in which children’s results are compared to the actual achievements of other pupils nationally with similar prior attainment.

  • A progress score of 0 means children, on average, do about as well at KS2 as those with similar prior attainment nationally. A positive progress score means children, on average do better at KS2 than those with similar prior attainment nationally. A negative progress score, on average, means children do less well at KS2 than those with similar prior attainment nationally. A negative score does not mean that children did not make any progress – it means that they made less progress that other children nationally who had similar starting points.

The tables below show Giffard Park results from the end of Key Stage 2 assessments taken in 2019 and the National comparative. 
Parents may also be interested in this Department for Education tool for comparing school and college performance.