Academic Results 2016 - 17
Although at WOTH we do not overestimate the importance of academic assessments, it is always pleasing to see our children doing well and having their hard work pay off with positive results. Last year was no exception and as well as some great achievements in music, drama and sport there were also some academic successes worth celebrating!
For the academic year 2016-17 our results at KS2 were, in almost all areas, significantly above the national averages but also above the average for similar outstanding schools - a great benchmark against which we can judge our own performance. 80 % of our pupils achieved the expected standard in reading, writing, EGPS and maths - this is 19% higher than the national average but also 14.2% higher than the average for outstanding schools.
In maths, 93.3% of pupils achieved the expected standard with 47% achieving the higher standard - this is 19% higher than the average for other outstanding schools. In writing 93% achieved the expected standard, in reading 87% and in English, Grammar, Punctuation and spelling the number was 93.3% with 40% at the higher standard. These results are testament to the hard work and determination of our excellent Year 6 cohort who left us in July.
Progress scores from KS1 were similarly satisfying. In all subjects our progress figures were significantly higher than the national average and also considerably higher than the average for other outstanding schools.
At KS1 our results were also very positive. 78% of all children achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths. In maths and reading, 30% of the cohort were working at the higher standard, while in writing we had 26.6% at the greater depth level.
In Year 1 the children take a phonics assessment in June. We were pleased to report that 94% of children in that class achieved the required standard. This is considerably higher than the national average for 2016 of 81%.
It was also pleasing to see that 87% of our youngest children in the school achieved the Early Learning Goals in all 17 areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Again this is significantly higher than the 2016 national average of 69.3%.
These results are well deserved but also hard earned. Well done to all children and staff for their continued hard work and commitment to our core values which enable us to produce such well rounded, polite, compassionate, resilient, independent and capable young children.
For further detail about our 2016 -17 results please investigate the document below:
As a school we are always reflecting on what Ofsted outline as effective practice for schools. All our work considers the 4 main aspects of their advice and guidance on how schools should operate:
Who are Ofsted and what do they do?
Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They report directly to Parliament and are independent and impartial. They inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.
Every week, they carry out hundreds of inspections and regulatory visits throughout England, and publish the results on our website. They work with providers which are not yet good to promote their improvement, monitoring their progress and sharing with them the best practice we find.
Please find below our most recent Ofsted report and relevant information from the Department for Education Performance Tables and Ofsted Data Dashboard.
For further analysis of the school’s academic performance, please follow the links below.
Please see more information about previous Ofsted reports and Data by using the links below: