As we are a special school for children with learning difficulties our pupils are unable to access the Key Stage 2 tests. Therefore we are unable to publish data relating to Key Stage 2 tests. However we accurately measure the progress of all pupils from their beginning of Key Stage baseline so we can report on progress made.

We recognise that Progression Guidance is no longer used to benchmark special school data. Therefore, in the absence of an alternative national data set we are continuing to use this as a comparative indicator so we can compare data over time. As a Teaching School we have set up an assessment network ‘North West Specialist Assessment Group’ to develop a coherent response to Assessment Without Levels in the specialist school sector.

The National data sets from Progression Guidance are used to benchmark our pupils’ progress. These data sets indicate lower, median and upper quartile progress. Expected progress is median quartile progress (i.e. progress made by 50% of pupils nationally with same starting point over Key Stage 2). Where progress exceeds this expectation we record this as exceeding expected progress.

End of Key Stage 2 Data 2017

  • 100% (6 out of 6 pupils) made expected progress or above in English
  • 100% (6 out of 6 pupils) made expected progress or above in Mathematics
  • 5 out of 6 pupils (83%) exceeded expected progress in English.
  • 4 out of 6 pupils (66%) exceeded expected progress in Mathematics.

Analysis of progress for specific groups

Most able pupils: 1 pupil started Key Stage 2 on S9 (P6) for English and S10 (P7) for Mathematics. He made expected progress in English and Mathematics

Most dependent pupils:

  • 1 pupil started Key Stage 2 on S6 (P3ii) for English and 2 pupils started Key Stage 2 on S7 (P4) for Mathematics. They exceeded expected progress in English and Mathematics

Black, Minority, Ethnic:

  • 1 pupil at the end of Key Stage 2 is recorded as BME. She exceeded expected progress in English and Mathematics

Child Looked After:

  • No pupils at the end of Key Stage 2 fell into this category.

Gender:

  • 4 males and 2 females were at the end of Key Stage 2. All girls exceeded expected progress in Mathematics and 50% of boys also exceeded expected progress.

Pupil Premium: 2 pupils were entitled to the Pupil Premium Grant

  • 100% of pupils made expected progress in English and Mathematics.
  • 100% exceeded expected progress in English. * 50% exceeded expected progress in Mathematics.