SATs 2016

2016 End Of Key Stage 2 Test Results & Teacher Assessments For Writing

The expectations of the new curriculum are more challenging than in previous years. In 2005 Year 6 SATS, under the old system, 80% of children nationally made the expected standard (Level 4) in the combined measure of reading, writing and maths. In this year's SATs results only 53% of children in the country achieved the new expected standard in reading, writing and maths. So clearly this means that almost half of the children in the country (47%) who took the tests have not reached the new expected standard.

Our 2015 KS2 Performance Tables can be found on the Department for Education website. However, for our 2016 results, the figures are summarized below.

The table below shows Nook Lane's headline results of children (the total number of pupils was 58) meeting the expected standard compared to national and Sheffield averages:

Percentage Of Children Achieving At Least The Expected Standard
Subject Nook Lane National Sheffield
Maths 79% 70% 68%
Reading 69% 66% 61%
Writing 83% 74% 73%
Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling 72% 72% 70%
Combined reading, writing & maths 64% 53% 51.5%

Below is a table showing the percentage of pupils at Nook Lane who achieved greater depth/a higher standard in reading, writing, maths and grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS) compared with national and Sheffield averages.

Percentage Of Children Achieving Greater Depth/A Higher Standard
Subject Nook Lane National Sheffield
Writing 28% 15% 15%
Reading 22% 19% 17%
Maths 10% 17% 15%
GPS 26% 23% 20%

This year, for the first time, each school is given an average scaled score for pupils' attainment in writing, reading, maths and grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS). The table below shows Nook Lane's average scaled score compared with national and Sheffield average scaled scores.

Average Scaled Score
Subject Nook Lane National Sheffield
Writing Not available Not available Not available
Reading 103 103 101
Maths 103 104 102
GPS 105 103 104

Progress

A new method has also been introduced this year to calculate average pupil progress from the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2) to the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6).

Each school is given an average progress score.

For all mainstream pupils nationally, the average progress score will be zero.

A progress score of 0 means that children in the school, on average, do about as well at key stage 2 as those with similar prior attainment nationally.

A positive progress score means that children in the school, on average, do better at key stage 2 as those with similar prior attainment nationally.

A negative progress score means that children in the school, on average, do worse at key stage 2 as those with similar prior attainment nationally.

For this year progress rates are only given for writing, reading and maths.


The table below shows the average progress scores from the end of key Stage 1 (Year 2) to the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6): for Nook Lane Junior School compared with national and Sheffield averages:

Average Progress Score
Subject Nook Lane National Sheffield
Writing 1.8 0.0 0.5
Reading 0.2 0.0 -0.3
Maths 0.0 0.0 0.04

How did we do in previous years?

Previous years' results are also available to view: