Performance Measures - Our Children's Academic Achievements
Due to the partial school closures resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no statutory school performance data for the academic year 2019/2020 and 2020/2021.
The information below relates to data collected at the end of the academic year 2018-2019 and compares the attainment of our children with national averages. We are really proud of our excellent results as they reflect the hard work of all the children and the staff.
Early Years Foundation Stage
81% of children in Reception attained a Good Level of Development against the Early Years Framework. This is well above the national average of 72%.
A Good Level of Development is defined as children working at the expected standard or exceeding the expected standard in the key areas of literacy, maths, physical development, communication and language and personal, social and emotional development.
Year One Phonic Screening
86% of children in Year One attained the expected standard in the Phonic Screening test. This is above the national average, which is 82%.
Key Stage One
At the end of KS1 (Year 2), teachers are required to assess each child in the areas of reading, writing, maths. National Curriculum assessment tests are used to support teachers’ judgements. For more information please see the leaflet Information for parents KS1 from the Standards and Testing Agency.
Judgements are made as follows:
Expected Standard – Working at the expected standard for a child at the end of Year 2
Greater Depth – Working at greater depth within the expected standard, with a strong understanding of the curriculum.
We are really please to report that attainment in Year 2 was above the national average in reading, writing and maths.
Key Stage 2
Children in Year 6 are also assessed on their knowledge and understanding of the curriculum and are awarded one of the following Teacher Assessment judgements in writing:
Expected Standard - working at the expected standard for their age
Greater Depth - working at greater depth within the expected standard and has a strong understanding of the curriculum.
In addition to these measures, and in line with requirements, we have reported the percentage of children achieving a 'higher standard'. Children with a scaled score of 110 and above are included in this group.
Year 6 children were assessed in reading, writing, grammar, punctuation and spelling, maths and science. For further information, please see the leaflet Information for Parents KS2 from the Standards and Testing Agency.
Our results are, once again, extremely pleasing as we are broadly in line with national averages and have above average progress measures (these will be officially published in December).
By following the link below, you can see more detail about standards achieved by Hillcross children at the end of key stages 1 and 2 and compare them to national outcomes.
This site gives information about:
- The school
- Our results
- Comparisons between our results and those for the Local Authority and for the whole of England
- How well we are doing at raising our children's achievement
- Our attendance rates
- How we spend our money
- Our staffing
- Our last Ofsted inspection