Attainment at Charlton

Exam and assessment results

Congratulations Year 6 – 2019 SATs results

We would like to congratulate Year 6 on their very good SATs results which are, overall, above the national average. We are all very proud of them and it was an absolute pleasure to see them rise to the challenge through the year. Their hard work both in school and at home certainly paid off. They demonstrated determination, perseverance and fantastic self-discipline. These are all important life skills that will carry them a long way in life. Congratulations Year 6 and well done!

The graph below shows how Charlton’s outcomes at the end of Key Stage 2 compare to the National average. You will see that although we experienced a dip overall last year our attainment for RWM combined is now back above the national average.attainment 1

National curriculum assessments at Key Stage 2


Pupils take national curriculum assessments in Year 6 at the end of KS2, when most pupils will reach age 11 by the end of the school year. Pupils take tests (commonly referred to as SATs) in reading, maths and grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS) and receive a statutory teacher assessment (TA) in writing and science.

Attainment in reading, writing and maths

Nationally 65% of pupils reached the expected standard in all of reading, writing and maths (combined) in 2019, up from 64% in 2018.

Attainment in all of reading, writing and maths (combined) is not directly comparable to earlier years (2016 and 2017) because of changes to writing TA frameworks in 2017.

To reach the expected standard in all of reading, writing and maths, a pupil must achieve a scaled score of 100 or more in reading and maths tests and an outcome of ‘reaching the expected standard’ or ‘working at greater depth’ in writing TA.

Attainment in 2019 is compared to previous years where appropriate. In 2019 there were 59 children in our KS2 cohort.

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Key Stage 1

The Key Stage 1 SATs take place in May of Year 2. Unlike the KS2 SATs, these tests are not strictly timed as the ability to work at speed is not assessed. Teachers have the option to stop the test at any point that they feel is appropriate for a particular child. Alongside other information the results are used by teachers to make an overall teacher assessment of each child.

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Early Years Foundation Stage (GLD)

Children achieving a good level of development (GLD) are those achieving at least the expected level within the following areas of learning: communication and language; physical development; personal, social and emotional development; literacy; and mathematics.

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Year 1 Phonics Screening

The phonics screening check is a short, light-touch assessment to confirm whether individual children have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard. It will identify the children who need extra help so they are given support by their school to improve their reading skills.

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