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Assessment and Performance

Achievement Outcomes at The Dawnay

We are pleased to announce the actions the school took during the 2018/19 academic year significantly improved  attainment and progress across school at both KS1 and KS2. We recognise there is still more to be done to ensure this improvement is sustained for the 2019/20 academic year. This year, the school continues to have actions in place to ensure all children, regardless of their starting points, make good progress to achieve either the expected standard or greater depth by the end of each key stage.

If you have any questions about your child’s progress or attainment, your first point of contact should be your child’s class teacher. If you have already done this, and your concerns continue, please contact the school office to arrange a meeting with an appropriate member of the School Leadership Team.

2018/19 EYFS and Phonics attainment

We are pleased that our overall GLD attainment in the Early Years Foundation stage has remained consistently good. We celebrate that we significantly improved our Year 1 Phonics screening results. 





Early Years Foundation Stage
‘Good Level of Development’

81% 80% 71%
Year One Phonics Screening 73% 86% 82%

2018/19 Key Stage Two

Improved Percentage of pupils who achieved the expected standard or above in reading, writing and maths

In 2019, 73% of the Year 6 children achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths which continues the trend of improvement of 33% in 2017, 60% in 2018. We are also pleased to see our Great depth combined percentage improve on the results seen over the last two years. We are pleased with the improvement in the achievement of our high attainers and have targeted a higher percentage for 2019/20.

Improved Average progress scores in reading, writing and maths

We have significantly improved our Key Stage 2  progress in writing, reading, and maths progress scores. We must now make our pupil performance more consistent.  We want more children to make good progress from their starting points, to build on the foundations that were put in place while they were in Key Stage 1.  Improving pupil progress continues to be a  priority in our School Development plan for us this year.

Our 2019/20 target is to consolidate the improvement we made during the 2018/19 academic year. We want our attainment and progress data to consistently meet or exceed the National data. (Please note, the schools validated data will be shared once national performance data is published).

% Achieving
Reading 69% 82% 73%
Writing 69% 80% 78%
Maths 69% 89% 79%
Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation  71% 87% 78%
Combined (Maths, Reading & Writing) 60% 73% 65%

% Achieving


Reading 27% 40% 28%
Writing 13% 18% 18%
Maths 25% 53% 24%
Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation  21% 44% 34%
Combined (Maths, Reading & Writing) 6% 11% 10%
Reading 103 106 105
Maths 103 108 104
Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation 103 107 106
Provisional Progress Scores  Reading -4.4 +0.8  
Writing -4.6 -0.7  
Maths -3.56 +2.4  

School actions for 2019/20

As an improving school, progress and attainment continues to be a top priority in our School Development plan for us this year. 

Further Information

The Department for Education website has comparative school performance tables for all Primary schools. These are available at the following web address:

In addition the DfE website includes a range of further information about They Dawnay, available here: