Year 6 pupils at Oliver Tomkins CE Junior School in Toothill are celebrating their success in the national Standard Assessment Tests (SATs).
Results were a significant improvement for the school on those of last year.
The marked SATs papers were returned to the school and show a 34% improvement on results in 2013.
This encouraging news comes soon after an Ofsted inspection last month which said that the school required improvement. However, the inspection also praised teaching quality and pupil progress.
Headteacher Rhian Cockwell says: “I’m delighted to join with parents to celebrate how well Year 6 children have done in their SATS this year. Staff at the school have worked hard to help them do this and we hope to continue this trend for future year groups.”
This year’s floor target was that 65% of Year 6 pupils achieved a Level 4 result in each of the three areas tested – reading, writing and maths. The school achieved 88%, 93% and 86% respectively. The percentage of pupils achieving a Level 4 in all three areas also leaped up to 80% from 61% last year.
Last month’s Ofsted inspection said that overall the school required improvement. But it brought to attention many ways the school benefits its pupils despite some challenges, particularly how well behaved and keen to learn the pupils are. It also commended the school for successfully addressing points from the previous inspection.
• The latest Ofsted inspection is available online here: http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/126440
• SATs data – pupils marks are fixed but the figures on Levels are provisional until national thresholds are released. Headteachers commonly make calculations as soon as the unvalidated data is released. The figures above are such as these.