What is school performance data?
School performance data is statistical information showing how well pupils in England have done in public examinations taken at key points in their educational journey. Data is published for children’s attainment in national curriculum tests, often known as SATs, which are sat at the end of primary school at age 10 or 11.
You can use performance tables (sometimes called league tables) to compare schools in your area.
In recognition of the challenges posed by the pandemic, the Department of Education (DfE) cancelled both KS1 and KS2 SATs tests for 2021. The aim is that with the pressures of KS1 and KS2 SATs lifted, primary schools will have some space to address the urgent issues of educational recovery.
The summary of changes caused by COVID in 2021 are as follows for Primary school children:
Due to the Covid19 National Emergency and following Government Guidance, School Performance Table Information for 2019/2020 will now not be published.
KS2 Performance 2019 - School Comparison
|This figure is the % of children who took the tests in Summer 2019 and scored the expected standard in all three areas.|
|Attainment @greater depth||Reading||Writing||Maths||GPS|
|This is the % of pupils reaching a high level of attainment in each of the subjects: reading, writing, maths and grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS)|
Combined @greater depth
|This is the % of pupils reaching a high level of attainment in all three subjects, reading, writing and maths.|
|Children taking the test in 2019 had their raw mark scores converted to a scaled score.|
A score of 0 means pupils in this school on average do about as well at KS2 as those with similar prior attainment nationally.
A positive score means pupils in this school on average do better at KS2 as those with similar prior attainment nationally.
A negative score means pupils in this school on average do less well at KS2 as those with similar prior attainment nationally.
The description compares the score with national average