Children of all abilities achieve well at Primrose Lane.
At Primrose Lane our moral purpose is clear. We are driven by the conviction that every child can, and should, do well. The staff team work in close partnership with parents and carers and governors to overcome barriers, as best they can, to make this happen.
When children start at Primrose Lane, either in Nursery or Reception, they are assessed within the first few weeks to establish a baseline and their individual starting point. From then on, children are assessed regularly by their teacher and their individual achievement is tracked carefully to ensure each child makes good progress and achieves well.
In the summer all pupils in Early Years Foundation Stage Reception, Key Stage 1 Year 2 and Key Stage 2 Year 6, complete statutory assessments.
In Reception this is the ‘profile’ which the class teacher uses to record the attainment and progress of children in all aspects of their learning, in order to make a judgement of a ‘Good Level of Development’ prior to starting Year 1.
In Year 2, children are also assessed by their class teacher in the key curriculum aspects of speaking and listening, reading and writing, maths and science.
In Year 6 children undertake externally marked tests, called SATs, in reading, maths and spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPAG). Writing is assessed by the teacher.
All our results include pupils who are disadvantaged or who have additional learning needs, eg special educational needs and disabilities, or other needs which may create barriers to learning, eg social, emotional and mental health issues. We are very pleased with the achievement of these particular pupils and how their individual success reflects on us as an inclusive school.
Key Stage 2 Results 2019
Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics: 70%
Percentage of pupils achieving a high level of attainment in reading, writing and mathematics: 4%
Average progress in reading: 1.5
Average progress in writing: -0.4
Average progress in mathematics: -0.5
Average scaled score in reading: 106.4
Average scaled score in mathematics: 105.3
Below is a link to the School Performance Tables for Primrose Lane, published on the Department for Education’s website:
Overall outcomes at KS2 are good.
in both the key measure of combined RWM (Reading, Writing & Maths) at the expected standard and the average scaled score in R&M, are all above the national averages.
As we all know, one set of data doesn’t capture all the amazing achievements and individual successes of the children in last year’s Year 6. They were a fantastic cohort who we were very proud of and who’ve transitioned successfully to Year 7 at their various high schools.