Key Performance Measures


When looking at our percentages, remember in a small school like ours, in each year group, one child represents about 5%.

Our KS2 scores this year, 2017, show some pleasing and big improvements on 2016.  Reading and writing have both improved by 10% (two children) on our school performance last year, and are now in line with national figures. Mathematics showed the biggest increase on last year, up 17% to 65% (three children) from 48% and is now just two children below national (the national increase was just 4%).  Our increases on last year pleasingly reflect the added focus we placed on writing and mathematics over this last year. And it was especially nice to see the most important measure of RWM combined is 4% (one child) higher than national’s 61%, and we increased by 21% (four children) to 65% from last year’s 44%.

Comparison of school in numbers

Schools are also measured by looking at scaled scores.  These measure the school average of each child’s standardised scores in each subject.  So, for example, although our score of 102.2 in Reading is above the “expected” 100, it is still below the national figures.

Comparison of school as a graph

You can see from these scaled score results that our continued focus next year will be upon pushing all pupils to achieve the highest score possible in all tests. We will do this with our intervention strategies which are designed to ensure each pupil reaches their full potential.

Our KS2 scores at Greater Depth within the Standard (GDS) in 2017 were disappointing. We were below national in all KS2 measures, although both Reading and GPS have improved a little on 2016.

KS1 results for 2017
In KS1, compared with last year’s cohort, we were very pleased to see that maths had gone up by 11% (two children). This was our focus for this year. The reading and writing scores were just 2% and 4% lower respectively (less than one child’s difference). Compared to this cohort’s performance last year, Reading is up by 7% (one child), Writing is up by 15% (three children), and the RWM combined total is up by 10% (2 children). So encouragingly, when the current cohort’s results are compared with their scores from last year, (i.e. end of Y1), progress in all three areas has improved from their starting points.
All 2017 scores are in line with the draft figures for West Sussex and in line with National draft figures for Reading, whilst being slightly below in Writing and Maths (both by one child).


In KS1 in 2017, compared with last year’s cohort, all GDS measures showed a decline, however, this was expected for this particular year group.

Phonics and EYFS
Once again we were above both County and National figures in phonics 5%, (one child).  This is as a result of the continued targeted support that individual children receive in both Red and Orange classes.
In EYFS our scores are slightly lower than County and National (9%, two children). This reflects the current cohort, but the cohort nevertheless has shown some good improvements in some of their Early Learning Goals compared to their baseline scores in autumn 2016.

Comparison of school in numbers

As we expected, there are some very pleasing results here, especially our Reading Writing Mathematics Combined figure (65%) that is now above national.  It shows that all staff have worked hard to improve results on last year and have closed gaps on national figures or risen above them.
However, we know we still have work to do, and are determined to close our two remaining key gaps, so our focus next year remains:



more Quotes