Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. Ofsted regulate and inspect schools and colleges to seek improvement in the service. They carry out large number of inspections and regulatory visits in England and publish their finding on their website.
Department for Education
Many Parents are keen to see how we are performing in relation to other schools.
School Data – Performance information
2016 was the first year of the new Key Stage 1 & 2 tests in maths and English reading (and Vocabulary, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling at KS2).
2016’s tests were the first to reflect the new primary curriculum, which was introduced in 2014. The Department for Education designed this new curriculum to be on a par with the best education systems in the world, and to give each child the best start in life.
Because this is the first year of the new tests, the results will look very different from those of previous years, and should not be compared with them. This is because the Department for Education have introduced a new curriculum and set higher standards. It is true that in doing so they have raised the bar but this is because they want to match the best international standards worldwide.
In Year 2, teachers made judgements based on how each child has performed in the classroom over the last two years, using the end of Key Stage tests as one piece of evidence to make these judgements. The reason for using tests as part of the assessment process is it gives teachers a way of comparing children against a consistent national standard. Test results were converted using what’s known as a scaled score, where a score of 100 means a child is working at the expected standard. A score below 100 indicates that a child needs more support and a score of 100 or above suggests a child is working at or above expectations for their age.
The same occurs in Year 6 to assess children’s writing. Their reading and mathematics scores, however, are calculated from SATs examinations alone. Like Year 2 children, their results are converted into scaled scores, where a child scoring more than 100 is working at the expected standard.
New Brancepeth Primary School offer childcare provision before and after school. Full details of the provision provided can be found on our Childcare Provision section of our website.
Check School Performance Tables
You can use performance tables (sometimes known as league tables) to compare schools and colleges in your area. You can check:
- Exam and test results
- Financial information
- Ofsted reports
You can only see statistics for schools and colleges in England.