REVEALED: How your child's school did in the latest SATs
GOVERNMENT education bosses have revealed how individual schools across the region have performed in the latest SATs exams.
As revealed today, many have fallen short of the government’s tough new curriculum and marking guidelines rolled out in 2014.
It’s the first time students have been tested since the new measures were brought in.
The below tables provide a breakdown of the percentage number of students, in each school, who achieved the expected grades in reading, writing and maths.
A comparison has also been made with last year’s results.
This year’s exams have also been marked differently; before a child was given a level based on their performance. Now their papers are given a ‘scaled score’ - the number of correct answers against the number of questions asked.
Twelve schools in Portsmouth saw half or more of their students achieve the expected standards in reading, writing and maths.
Gatcombe Park Primary came out as the city’s best achievers as 79 per cent of its students met the expected targets.
Proud headteacher Ian Baker said: ‘I am very happy to put our success down to the hard work of the staff in the school, supporting children through a challenging new curriculum, and all the hard work of my pupils who rose to the challenge. Going forward, we are really confident that teachers and children are working hard to ensure these results get even better.’
St John’s Cathedral Catholic Primary School celebrated after it saw 77 per cent of its students meet the expected standards – despite dropping from 83 per cent in 2015.
St John’s Cathedral Catholic Primary School headteacher, Catherine Hobbs, said: ‘I am delighted with the continued hard work of staff and the chldren that has let to the outstanding results we have received. It was a difficult year for all schools. It was difficult to know, essentially, what was going to feature in the new tests, when we weren’t given the criteria until very late on in the year.’