Brook House SATs 2015

2015 SATs results

Below are the results of the 2015 SATs.

Attainment 2015

  • 87% of children achieved level 4+ in both reading, writing and maths
  • 98% of children achieved a level 4 or above in reading
  • 56% of children achieved a level 5 or above in reading
  • 96% of children achieved level 4 or above in writing
  • 50% of children achieved level 5 or above in writing
  • 15% of children achieved a level 6 in writing
  • 90% of children achieved level 4 or above in maths
  • 47% of children achieved level 5 or above in maths
  • 12% of children achieved a level 6 in maths
  • 93% of children achieved level 4 in Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (SPAG).
  • 74% of children achieved level 5 in Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (SPAG).

Progress

  • 95% of children achieved at least 2 levels progress in reading from Key Stage 1 (end of year 2) to the end of year 6.
  • 32% of children achieved 3+ levels progress in reading from Key Stage 1 (end of year 2) to the end of year 6.
  • 95% of children achieved at least 2 levels progress in writing
  • 33% of children achieved 3+ levels progress in writing
  • 86% of children achieved at least 2 levels progress in maths
  • 30% of children achieved 3+ levels progress in maths

Well done!

Well done to the children and staff for their hard work. These results reflect the school's highest ever attainment for children in reading, writing, SPAG and maths alongside our second highest ever progress scores.

Pupil Premium

The government believes that the Pupil Premium funding, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address inequalities between children eligible for free school (FSM) and those that are not. Pupil Premium funding is used to tackle disadvantage in order to reach the pupils who need it most. Schools also receive funding for children being looked after continuously for more than six months, and the children of service personnel. Schools are currently given Pupil Premium funding of £1320 per pupil for those whose families have registered for FSM. This includes any child who has been registered for FSM at any point during the last 6 years. Each school may decide how best to use the funding and they are held accountable for how it has been used to support pupils from low income families. Schools are required to report this information.

In the financial year (April to March) 2013 - 2014 Brook House Junior School was allocated £36,000 from the Pupil Premium funding. In 2014 - 2015 this allocation rose to £50,934.

The school regularly publicise through our newsletters to parents/carers the current route to claiming free school meals and supports families in doing this.

The funding has been used by the school in the following ways:-

  • Employment of x 3 HLTA's to provide high quality consistent support for vulnerable pupils. To provide consistent teaching and learning support for pupils.
  • Additional TA hours to target vulnerable groups in class.
  • Wider opportunities to build self-esteem and give opportunities to experience success:
    • Lunchtime sports skills
    • After school dance and drama opportunities, gardening club
    • Before school booster groups
    • After school booster groups in Y6
    • Targeted children in school enrichment activities
  • 1:1 support for pupils with social and emotional difficulties
  • Additional academic targeted opportunities both before and after school - maths and literacy booster groups.
  • Training for Reading Volunteers to support children on a weekly basis
  • Contribution from school budget to school visits, residential trips and professional visitor costs
  • Ongoing targeted training opportunities for staff to develop provision of quality first teaching (QTF) in Literacy and Maths.

Effective Feedback

Parents of vulnerable children are invited to attend termly in-depth consultation meetings with the Inclusion Manager and class teachers to discuss ways to accelerate progress, using agreed structured conversations around targets to that they are assessed against. Teaching cover is required for this time. Vulnerable groups are given clear steps to move forward, on a daily basis, through Assessment for learning.

Impact of Pupil Premium Spending:

  • To improve behaviour through engagement in a wide variety of positive activities and appropriate emotional support.
  • Our school adopted the Sheffield STAT system to measure progress from January 2015. The following was achieved by children in receipt of Pupil Premium for the two terms of spring and summer 2015. One step equates to one terms progress within this system.
Y5 Reading 2.6
Writing 2.5
Maths 2.0
SPAG 3.6
Y4 Reading 2.1
Writing 2.6
Maths 2.4
SPAG 2.2
Y3 Reading 2.0
Writing 1.5
Maths 1.5
SPAG 2.3
Numbers Y3=9 Y4=7 Y5=13

In the 2014 - 2015 Y6 end of year SATs

  • All of the children benefitted from an extensive programme of RM maths that was in addition to the school day.
  • All of the children 11 children received either 1:1 tuition or bespoke tuition in groups of up to 5 children in either English or Maths or both. The focus on this was to achieve either 2 levels progress or 3 levels progress.

Reading/Writing and Maths combined L4+

  • 91% of children achieved L4+ in reading/writing and maths combined.

Maths:

  • 91% of children who attracted pupil premium funding made at least expected progress in maths with 27% making more than expected progress.
  • 91% of children who attracted pupil premium funding achieved level 4+.

Reading:

  • 100% of children who attracted pupil premium funding made at least expected progress in reading with 18% making more than expected progress.
  • 100% of children who attracted pupil premium funding achieved L4+.

Writing:

  • 100% of children who attracted pupil premium funding made at least expected progress in writing with 9% making more than expected progress.
  • 91% of children who attracted pupil premium funding achieved L4+.

In the light of the pupil premium funding the school has been able to employ an additional Higher Level Teaching Assistant a part of whose remit is to provide alongside other HLTA's and teaching assistants, a range of additional provision for children who qualify for premium funding.

Additional provision includes:

  • 'Success at Number' and 'Number first' maths programmes for children not on track to make 2 levels progress from different starting points.
  • Acceleread programmes to rapidly increase children's reading ages.
  • Additional writing, reading and maths support groups.
  • Enrichment activities
  • Out of school activities.

How did we do in previous years?

Previous years' results are also available to view: