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School Academic Performance

We are incredibly proud of the academic attainment and progress of all our children here at Dalestorth.  For the last twelve years and more Pupil Progress and Attainment at our school has been superb.  Since 2006, we have always been at or well above National Expectations, Nottinghamshire and Ashfield in expected attainment at the end of Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and we have maintained a high level of performance.  A lot of hard work by all members of the school community ensures that children at Dalestorth do the best that they can and achieve well not only in the National Assessment points of their education, but every day, week, month and year.

Here at Dalestorth we are clear about what the children need to learn, we plan carefully ensuring learning is wrapped up in exciting, engaging lessons with a relevant context.  We ensure there is a good balance between acquiring knowledge and facts and skills that are transferable to other life situations.  Finding the correct pitch, level of difficulty that has just the right amount of challenge, careful scaffolding and modelling in lessons is very important to all of us to ensure all our groups of learners make progress.  We make clear to the children how they are doing, what they can do well, what they need to do next and how to get there!

A strength of the school is how well we all know all the children and everyone is kept a very close eye on.  This ensures gaps are less likely to appear in either groups of children or individuals.  Anyone that is in danger of slipping behind is picked up incredibly quickly and our success rate of 'catch-up' and interventions is excellent.

Our children rise to the challenge of high expectations.  They are enthusiastic to learning, take a pride in their work and want to do their best.

 

Below is an outline of our latest performance (2018) at National Key milestones. 

 

End of Foundation Stage 2018

 

Achieving a Good Level of  Development

Our School - Dalestorth

 Nottinghamshire 

National

 

77.8%

69.7%

71.5%

Year 1 Phonics Screening 2018

 

 

Percentage

National

83%

Nottinghamshire

80.1%

Dalestorth Primary School

98%

End of Key Stage 1 2018

 

 

Working at Expected Levels

Working at Greater Depth

Writing

 

 

National Average

79%

16%

Notts

68.6%

14.4%

Dalestorth Primary School

66.7%

17.8%

Reading

 

 

National Average

76%

25%

Notts

74.3%

23.7%

Dalestorth Primary School

66.7%

20%

Maths

 

 

National Average

76%

22%

Notts

75.1%

20.3%

Dalestorth Primary School

66.7%

13.3%

Combined – Reading/Writing/ Maths

 

 

National Average

-

-

Notts

-

-

Dalestorth Primary School

53%

7%

 

 

End of Key Stage 2 2018

 

Working at Expected Levels

Working at Greater Depth

Spelling, Grammar & Punctuation

 

 

National Average

78%

34%

Notts

77.3%

32.7%

Dalestorth Primary School

96.9%

68.8%

Writing

 

 

National Average

78%

20%

Notts

79%

20%

Dalestorth Primary School

90.6%

31.3%

Reading

 

 

National Average

75%

28%

Notts

74%

26.6%

Dalestorth Primary School

81.3%

34.4%

Maths

 

 

National Average

76%

24%

Notts

76.2%

22.9%

Dalestorth Primary School

100%

62.5%

Combined – Reading/Writing/ Maths

 

 

National Average

64%

10%

Notts

64.4%

9.4%

Dalestorth Primary School

81.3%

18.8%

 

As you can see our Key Stage 2 results are again utterly superb. The children have a formal test in Reading, Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar and Maths.  Their raw score in each test is converted to a Scale Score.  If a child's raw score converts to a scale score of 100, it means they are working at the 'Expected Level.' Children with raw scores high enough to convert to a scale score of 110 mean they are working at the 'Higher Level' or 'Greater Depth.' 

In the table below you can see our school's Average Scale Scores for Maths, Reading and Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation against National.

 

Average Scale Score in Reading

School = 106

National = 105

Average Scale Score in Spelling, Grammar & Punctuation

School = 113

National = 106

Average Scale score in Maths

School = 110

National = 105

 

Progress

In addition to having to have Attainment in line/better than National, schools are also measured and held accountable for what progress children make as they pass through school from Key Stage 1 to the end of Key Stage 2.

The new measures for progress means that if a school holds a progress score of 0, then that is in line with National.  If a school has any negative - progress scores it means the children have not performed as well as they could have done and not made sufficient or expected progress.  If a school has positive + progress scores it means that the children have made more than sufficient or expected progress.  You can see our progress scores below.  We are enormously proud of them.

 

Reading = +0.3

Writing = +1.0

Maths = + 3.8 

 

(There are no progress scores currently for English Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar as this test was not introduced to KS1 until later so this cohort of children did not sit such a test.)

Compare Schools

Every year the Department for Education publishes information on the achievement and attainment of pupils in all schools.  These tables provide a guide to how well a school is doing.  They list National Curriculum test results for each school in England and show how they compare with other schools.

As well as our own schools performance results you are able to access information on all schools throughout England so that you are able to see how each individual school compares with others, locally, county and nationally and against the average across the country.

 

Congratulations letter from the Rt Hon Nick Gibb

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