Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, most exams and assessments did not take place in 2019/20 or 2020/21 and the Government announced that it would not publish school or college level results data in autumn 2020 or autumn 2021. Information on what this means for the way school and college accountability will operate for 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22 can be here.
As a small school, it is often the case that small numbers of children in year groups corrupts the validity of raw ‘blanket’ data as represented in charts and tables. For example, in a small school, one child in a year group may account for anywhere between 10% and 50% of a data set, rendering data based around percentages of cohorts almost invalid. This is why for us, it is the importance of the individual that matters, so we know that each child in our care has received the best education that could be delivered and has been given the best start in life that we could give.
For the Key Stage 2 data, a scaled score of 100 indicates meeting the expected standard. A scaled score of 110 indicates a higher score or greater depth. Progress scores are centred around 0. A score of 0 means pupils in this school, on average, do about as well at Key Stage 2 as those with similar prior attainment nationally. A positive score means pupils in this school on average do better at Key Stage 2 than those with similar prior attainment nationally. A negative score does not mean that pupils did not make any progress between key stage 1 and 2. A negative score means they made less progress than other pupils nationally with similar prior attainment.