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Early Years and Year 1
At the end of Reception, 54% of children achieved the expected standard in all areas of development in the prime areas of learning and in maths and literacy.
In KS1, 75% of children made good progress, achieving the expected standards in the phonic screening test.
2019 Outcomes at End of KS1 and KS2
At Key Stage 1, outcomes have increased in all areas and 72% of children reached the expected standard in reading writing and maths.
These standards show a continued upward trend in maths and writing since the introduction of these tests in 2016. Reading dipped by 2% last year but has risen strongly once again this year.
At Key stage 2, overall outcomes at the end of year 6 were above national standards in writing and mathematics, and below in reading.
St Bernard’s July 2019 National 2019
Reading 66 73
Writing 82 78
Grammar Punctuation and Spelling 77 78
Maths 84 79
Reading, Writing and Maths 64 65
The school place Gospel values at core of school improvement, evidenced in the constant pursuit for high academic attainment whilst ensuring children experience a broad and balanced curriculum that equips them in the next steps of their learning.
There is a strong understanding and application of the school mission encouraging everyone to achieve highly, work as one diverse community, and reach out to those less fortunate.
What is Pupil Premium?
Pupil Premium is a grant allocated to schools for the purpose of raising the attainment of eligible pupils, in order to diminish the gap between these pupils and other pupils nationally.
Eligibility is on the basis of the number of pupils who have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) at any point over the last 6 years (known as ‘Ever 6 FSM’). It also provides funding for children who have been looked after for more than 6 months and the children of service personnel.
The evaluation of our Pupil Premium strategy is based upon how quickly the school can ‘diminish the gap’ between disadvantaged pupils and their peers. Targets are identified and evaluated annually and included in the School Improvement Plan.
The overall success criteria for our Pupil Premium Strategy are:
Diminishing the achievement gap between disadvantaged pupils and their non disadvantaged peers, nationally, locally and within school.
- Early intervention and support for disadvantaged pupils
- Intervention and support for pupils to make accelerated progress in order to ‘diminish the gap’
- An effective system for identifying, assessing and tracking the progress of pupils to ensure that the vast majority of disadvantaged pupils will meet their annual end of year targets
- Effective home school communications impacting upon the success of interventions
- A positive school atmosphere in which the uniqueness of each individual is celebrated, as they develop into confident, resilient, independent learners
Detailed spend and review plans are available to download from our Policies and Statutory Information Page