National Curriculum Test Results (or SATs)
Please click here to view our KS1 & KS2 SATs results from 2015/16. Our 2016/17 results will be updated on this web page early in December 2017. In the meantime we have the put the headline figures below.
We are generally reluctant to make too much of a fuss about our National Curriculum Test results or (SATs) as these are very narrow measures of the school's performance and Morgan's Vale and Woodfalls Primary School is about giving your child a real breadth to their education. Our curriculum encourages children to look after the environment, consider and develop the spiritual side of life, to treat each other respectfully and get on well, to enjoy playing sport and express themselves through the arts. Our children are typically happy whilst they are learning and the teaching and support staff work hard to make school as fun as possible – happy learners make good learners. As our Year 6s leave our school it is the content of their character that gives us the most pride and how they have achieved in their SATs indicative of their determination to do their best in all things.
All of the external measures of our School’s academic performance typically compare well with any School locally or further afield, hence our Ofsted inspection in February 2016 confirmed that we are a ‘Good’ School. However, as we are a small village School we experience considerable fluctuation in the size of our year group cohorts (currently ranging from 7 to 22!) and this inevitably has an impact on our results as each individual child is more statistically significant. Sometimes this can make our results look fantastic and sometimes a little below par, but mostly even out above the national average. We also believe that our Year 6 children deserve a balanced and interesting curriculum in their final year of Primary School so whilst they are well prepared for their Key Stage 2 assessments they are not ‘hot housed’ in Maths and English to the exclusion of everything else. We further believe that our Teacher Assessment of their progress over the last 4 years is more accurate than a short test on one particular day. Assessments at Key Stage 1 and at the end of Reception have Teacher Assessment built into them, but this is not the case at Key Stage 2.
At Key Stage 2, in a class size of 8 where 1 child is equivalent to 12.5% and 25% of the cohort had a Special Educational Need:
- 100% of the children had met the expected standard in Reading (Average: 71%)
- 88% of the children had met the expected standard in Writing (Average: 76%)
- 100% of the children had met the expected standard in Maths (Average: 75%)
- 88% of the children had met the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths (Average: 61%)
At Key Stage 1, in a class size of 14 where 1 child is equivalent to 7%, their teacher assessed that:
- 100% of the children had met the expected standard in Reading (Average: 74%)
- 93% of the children had met the expected standard in Writing (Average: 65%)
- 100% of the children had met the expected standard in Maths (Average: 73%)
At the end of Year 1, in a class size of 21 where 1 child is equivalent to 5% and 24% of the cohort had a Special Educational Need, during an assessment:
- 76% of children met the expected standard in Phonics (Average 81%)
At the end of Year R, in a class size of 17 where 1 child is equivalent to 6% and 18% of the cohort had a Special Educational Need, their teacher assessed that:
- 76% of children had made a Good Level of Development (GLD) (Average: 71%)
I hope the above information is useful in reminding you that your child attends one of the best schools in the Hampshire and Wiltshire counties and will help you to recommend the school to other parents making decisions regarding their child's future school.