Thorney Close Primary School

Thorney Close Primary School

“Where Learning Blossoms”

Attainment and Standards

The DfE produce School Performance Tables for schools in England.  The website is http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance 

From this page, by selecting PRIMARY SCHOOLS, then by inserting the school postcode (SR3 4BB) and selecting "schools in 5 miles radius" the website will display a wide range of information about This School's performance and many schools in the City of Sunderland area.  The webpages show DfE English School performance tables for the last three years.

By browsing the DfE Schools Performance website you can view lots of other data about other aspects of our school's performance by clicking on the menu headings. 

Assessment

In Thorney Close Primary School assessment takes many forms.  Assessment is an integral part of every lesson and used to identify progress and understanding.  At the end of every half term all children in school are assessed and their level of learning recorded.  These levels are analysed by staff and interventions for individuals or small groups to support children further are put into place if required.

During the summer term statutory assessments are completed for children in Year 2 and Year 6, phonics testing for children in Year 1 and Early Years Foundation Stage Profile for Reception children.  Children in years 3, 4 and 5 do not have statutory tests in the Summer Term.  We do half termly assessments in all year groups to measure progress and target teaching.

End of Reception Year- Early Years Foundation Stage Profile

Staff observations help practitioners to assess whether a child has reached a Good Level of Development (GLD).  This information is shared with parents at the end of the summer term. 

 

All Pupils

Pupil Premium Pupils

Non Pupil Premium Pupils

National

% children achieving Good Level of Development

66%

72%

61%

69%

Year 1 Phonics test

Year 1 children are assessed to see if they have reached an appropriate level in phonics.  This is a test administered by a teacher working with one child at a time.  If a child does not achieve this in Year 1 it is repeated in Year 2.  This information is shared with parents at the end of the summer term. 

 

All Pupils

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National

% pupils attaining required mark in Phonics Test by then end of Year 1

89%

83%

90%

81%

% pupils attaining required mark in Phonics Test by then end of Year 2

96%

94%

100%

91%

End of Year 2- Key Stage 1 Assessment Results 

In Year 2 children’s achievements are assessed through teacher assessment supported through tests in reading, writing and mathematics.  This information is shared with parents at the end of the summer term. 

 

All Pupils

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National

% pupils attaining Age Related Expectations

Reading

69%

63%

86%

74%

Writing

65%

63%

71%

65%

Maths

69%

68%

71%

73%

% pupils attaining Greater Depth

Reading

15%

11%

29%

24%

Writing

12%

16%

0%

13%

Maths

19%

11%

43%

18%

 

End of Year 6- Key Stage 2 SATs

Children’s achievements are assessed through externally and internally marked tests covering maths, reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar. This information is shared with parents at the end of the summer term. 

 

All Pupils

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Non Pupil Premium Pupils

National

% pupils attaining Age Related Expectations

Reading, Writing and Maths

56%

56%

55%

53%

Reading

59%

63%

55%

66%

Writing

85%

88%

82%

74%

Maths

85%

88%

82%

75%

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

78%

81%

73%

72%

Average Scaled Score

Reading

102.0

102.1

102.0

102.6

Writing

-

-

-

-

Maths

103.8

103.8

104

103

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

104.8

104

106.1

104

Parents evening and reports

Reports covering children’s work, achievements and next targets are completed termly.

Parents Evenings are held in the Autumn and Spring terms to allow parents and teachers discuss the children’s progress.  However appointments with teachers can be made at any time to discuss your child’s progress if you have a concern.