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St John Rigby Catholic Primary School

'God’s will be done through work and play as we follow Jesus day by day'

School Results & OFSTED

Overview of School Performance for 2015/6

St John Rigby has the top results of all primary schools in Bedford for 2015/6, which continues an excellent track record of success since it became a primary school. The progress that the children make from their starting points continues to significantly exceed the national picture demonstrating that all pupils thrive in a culture of success whatever their ability or background.

In addition, there is also a culture of excellence demonstrated by the high standards of attainment that are achieved by the children.

Early Years

67% of the children achieved the measure of “Good Level of Development” (GLD) which includes English and Maths This equalled the national average and was 5% of the average for Bedford Borough.

Those achieving all of the Primary Learning Goals was also 67% which is on a par with national and above Beds Borough averages.

The percentage of children achieving GLD with English as a second language (EAL) was also strong and above Beds Borough averages.

Year One Phonics

68% of our Year One pupils achieved the expected national standard on the phonics screening test.

Looking at our key groups of pupils, it was encouraging to see that the Pupil Premium children were above national and that children with English as a second language were 5% above national. Unlike the national picture, boys achieved as well as girls on the screening test.

At the end of Year 2, all of our children (100%) passed the phonics screener compared with a national average of 91%.

Key Stage One

In 2016, the levels were replaced with two measures. Children either achieved the expected standard or were working at greater depth. School performance in relation to local authority and national averages is outlined below.

The results are excellent as you will see below:

 

Key Stage One

 

 

%expected

%greater depth

 

Sch

LA

Nat

Sch

LA

Nat

RWM*

68.3

59

 

11.7

7.2

 

Reading

80

72.1

74

26.7

22.0

24

Writing

71.7

64.8

65

20

11.3

13

Maths

83.3

70.8

73

23.3

15.0

18

 

*RWM – Reading, Writing and Maths combined.

Once again, the performance of EAL pupils was particularly strong as was that of lower prior attainers and boys.

Key Stage Two

The table below shows the performance of our Pupils in Reading, Writing and Maths compared with National Averages for achieving the expected standard and higher. Children need to achieve a scaled score of 100 to achieve the expected standards and 110 to achieve higher. SJR average scaled scores can be seen below and are compared with national.

So how has SJR done?

It has met floor standards and much more. Looking at progress scores which look at progress made from the Year 2 SATS, they are in excess of the expected national floor standards by some margin, especially in Maths and Reading.

In Reading, Writing and Maths combined, SJR (54 pupils) achieved 59% in this area with 4% achieving a “high score”. The national figures were 53% and 5% respectively. Looking at progress the table below summarises progress as well as attainment.

Grammar Punctuation and Spelling is not included in the national progress measures but it is worth noting our exceptional attainment compared to national in this area.

(Nationals in brackets)

Reading

% expected standard

% high

School Average Scaled score

National

School Progress measure

Floor progress measure (nationally)

69 (66)

24 (19)

103

103

0.5

-5

 

Writing

% expected standard

Greater depth

School Progress measure

Floor progress measure (nationally)

67 (74)

4 (14)

-2.3

-7

 

Maths

% expected standard

% high

School Average Scaled score

National

School Progress measure 

Floor progress measure (nationally)

87(70)

22(17)

106

103

2.7

-5

 

GPS (grammar punctuation and spelling)

% expected standard

% high

School Average Scaled score

National

80(72)

39 (23)

107

104

 

All staff in the school should be extremely proud of what has been achieved, The relentless work that went in with our children, in ensuring they were well prepared for the new interim frameworks has clearly paid off. We will analyse further and continue to learn lessons that apply right across the key stage.

Adam Palmer

November 2016.