As we return for a new academic year, school leaders at Thornbury Primary Leadership Academy are committed to building on the progress made in 2017/18.
Last year’s Year 6 pupils at Thornbury achieved higher than average results in their Key Stage 2 SATs across reading, writing and maths, and the progress made by these pupils from Key Stage 1 was well above average too.
Today the Department of Education has released provisional data on the national curriculum assessments at Key Stage 2 in 2018.
77% of Thornbury Year 6 pupils who completed the assessments in May 2018 achieved the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths, up 20% on the previous year and against a national average of 64%.
84% of our pupils were found to be working at the expected standard in Reading, up 17% on the previous year and against a national average of 75%.
80% of our Year 6s were found to be working at the expected standard in Writing, up 13% on the previous year and against a national average of 78%.
And in Maths, 91% were found to be working at the expected standard, up 20% on the previous year and against a national average of 75%. 40% of Thornbury pupils were found to be working at a higher standard in Maths.
Clare Daddy, Principal of Thornbury Primary Leadership Academy, said:
“We’re very proud of the achievements of our former Year 6 cohort, whose results demonstrated huge improvements on the previous year. This is down to the dedication and hard work of the pupils themselves, together with our Key Stage 2 team and in particular our Year 6 teachers. Their collective efforts paid off and Thornbury’s Key Stage 2 progress scores are simply amazing: provisionally, our maths progress measure will place us in the top 1% of schools in the country, our reading progress measure will place us in the top 2%, and our writing progress measure will place us in the top 10%.
“What’s more these Key Stage 2 results mean last year’s Year 6 pupils are beginning their secondary school education on a very firm footing, and we wish them all well in their new schools.
“At Thornbury we have been focused on bringing about rapid improvements across all year groups and every aspect of the curriculum, supported by the expertise of education specialists from Star Academies. I have no doubt in my mind that during the new academic year Thornbury will continue to go from strength to strength, and I feel excited for our academy’s future.”