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Assessment and Performance

Achievement outcomes at The Dawnay

The actions the school took last year have improved our overall attainment in 2018 at both KS1 and KS2. There are positives to celebrate in attainment, but we recognise there is still more to be done. This year, the school continues to have actions in place to increase the percentage of children who achieve the expected standard and 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.

EYFS and Phonics attainment

Our 2018/19 target is to improve upon our 2018 results to meet or exceed the National 2018 data



Early Years Foundation Stage
‘Good Level of Development’

71% 81% 71%
Year One Phonics Screening 83% 73% 82%

Key Stage Two

Our 2018/19 target is to improve upon 2018 results to  meet or exceed the National 2018 data

% Achieving
Reading 60% 69% 75%
Writing 38% 69% 78%
Maths 69% 69% 76%
Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation  62% 71% 78%
Combined (Maths, Reading & Writing) 33% 60% 64%

% Achieving


Reading 12% 27% 28%
Writing 0% 13% 18%
Maths 19% 25% 24%
Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation  10% 21% 34%
Combined (Maths, Reading & Writing) 0% 6% 10%
Reading 101 103 105
Maths 102 103 104
Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation 101 103 106
Provisional Progress Scores  Reading -3.77 -4.4  
Writing -9.53 -4.6  
Maths -1.99 -3.56  

School actions for 2018/19

Improving progress and attainment is a top priority in our School Development plan for us this year.

Average ‘scaled scores’ in reading and maths

In 2018 our average scaled scores improved in reading and mathematics. We are now targeting to exceed the national average for reading and mathematics in 2019.

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

In 2018, 60% of the Year 6 children achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths which is not only a significant increase on the 33% in 2017, but an improvement on the results seen two years ago as well.

Percentage of pupils who achieved a high level of attainment in reading, writing and maths

In 2018 we increased the percentage of children achieving the greater depth standard in Reading, Writing and Maths to 6%. Nationally 10% of pupils achieve this greater depth standard. We are pleased with the improvement in the achievement of our high attainers and have targeted a higher percentage for 2019.

Average progress scores in reading, writing and maths

Although we improved our Key Stage 2 writing progress; our reading, writing and maths progress scores in Key Stage 2 must improve further. So far this year, our school leadership team have to put increased effort into ensuring that children are targeted to make at least expected progress while they are in Key Stage 2. We want more children to make progress by building on the foundations that were put in place while they were in Key Stage 1.  Improving progress is 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: