DFE School Performance

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This link will take you to our school's data dashboard which compares the following data sets for our school and where this would see us fit against the national picture.  You can find out summary information about attendance, test results, school demographic (context) as well as how well the school meets the needs of all learners, alleviating any variation between the achievement of disadvantaged pupils. 

This link will provide you with benchmarking information with which we evaluate our performance in all sorts of ways against our financial expenditure.  We ask ourselves questions about value for money and financial effectiveness against outcomes for our children and compare ourselves against similar schools locally and nationally.

School Performance Data 2018

Early Years Foundation Stage

83% of pupils in Reception attained a Good Level of Development against the Early Years framework. This is above the local authority average of 75% and the national average of 71%.

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

88% of pupils in Year One attained the expected standard in the Phonic Screening test, this is above the local authority average of 85% and the national average of 82%.

86% of Pupil Premium pupils passed the screen and 33% of SEND pupils passed the screen.  

Year Two Phonic Screening (for pupils who did not achieve the pass rate of 32 in 2017-2018)

86% of pupils retaking the screen attained the expected standard by the end of Year 2.  100% of Pupil Premium pupils passed the screen and 66% SEND passed the screen. 

Key Stage One

This is the second year of the new testing and assessment arrangements for Year 2. These arrangements continue to reflect the more challenging national curriculum which was introduced in 2014. For more information please see the leaflet Information for parents KS1 from the Standards and Testing Agency.

At the end of KS1 (Yr2), teachers are required to assess each child in the areas of reading, writing, maths and science. National Curriculum assessment tests are used to support teachers’ judgements.

The system of national curriculum levels has been removed and the new measures are 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.

Attainment in Year 2 showed improvements in those working at greater depth from 2016 and 2017. St Nicholas performance was above the LA in every subject area and in some by wide margins most notably so in Reading and Mathematics for two years running. 

KS1 SATS 2018 Expected Standard Greater Depth Standard
2018 2018
Reading 90 44
Writing 77 26
Maths 85 43

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