Attainment and Progress

 School Improvement Plan 2016-2017

Did you know that every year the Headteacher, staff and Governors work together to evaluate the overall effectiveness of Eyam School. We talk to pupils, ask parents to complete the questionnaire, examine assessment data, review individual progress for all the children, monitor teaching, learning and assessment in each class and moderate work samples across the school as well as observe playtime, worship, listen to ideas from the Parent Forum and School Council and reflect on trips as well as whole school events and extra curricular programmes such as sports and forest school. It’s a big job and is an ongoing process. As a result there is a plan for year ahead – action to develop the school and ensure there is a focus to staff training, pupil welfare and a consistent approach to learning.  Below is an overview of the plan for this year.

Remember your voice is heard through the Parent Forum, parent questionnaire, Governors and anytime you want to catch any member of staff in the playground or make a more formal appointment. Please do give us your ideas as many of last years are covered by actions we are taking now such as parent sessions on how we teach reading (held today October 4th) earlier parents evenings, more trips (one per term per class), sporting competitions for all the class and encouraging the children to help more when there are sales using real money. Thanks for reading the plan, I hope it helps you feel part of the ongoing development of the school.


Levels of attainment for 2015 – 2016

This year, as you may know, the way that children are assessed has changed – there are no levels! Instead the Government has decided that children will be assessed as ‘working at the expected level for their year group’. Some children will be ‘working towards’ – this means that they have not yet fully understood and able to use ALL the objectives for their year group. Children who are ‘working at greater depth’ will be extending their understanding and application of learning in the current year – they are mastering their learning and able to use it to solve a range of problems and not simply moving on to the next years objectives. They can also talk about and explain their understanding.

Here are our data results for 2015-16

Test Results 2016

In 2014 a new national curriculum framework was introduced by the government. This new curriculum is more rigorous and sets high expectations which all schools have had to work hard to meet since the beginning of last year. It is true that the Government has raised the bar but this is because they want to match the best international standards. What matters most is that for your child, these tests form just one part of the overall assessment, schools continue to make Teacher assessments.

From 2016, year 6 test scores will be reported as ‘scaled scores’, these maintain their meaning over time, so if two children achieve the same scaled score on two different tests, they will have demonstrated the same attainment. In the new scaled score for the national tests, 100 will always represent the ‘national standard’, but the ‘raw score’ (the total number of correct answers) that equates to it may be slightly different each year. If your child scores between 90 and 110 on the scaled score then they are in the average band and would have previously attained Level 4, therefore if they have a score in this band they will most probably have been assessed by the teacher as working at the expected level even if in the test they didn’t attain enough points to score 100.

You may have seen the Headline ‘53% of pupils reached the new expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics’, it means that just over half the children nationally attained 100 or more on the scales score.

Remember that Sats results are not qualifications and don’t affect your child’s future options in school. The results are used to ensure that schools are teaching their pupils the essential knowledge and skills in the subjects that are the early building blocks. This is to ensure every child reaches their full potential.

Further information: Your child’s teacher will be able to answer any queries about the tests and the overall teacher assessment judgements, or you can visit for more details. You can find more information about scaled score and the key stage 1 tests at

Test data 2014-2015

Foundation Stage Results – Splendid!

We had a cohort of 10 children in Reception.

80% of our children made a good or better level of development: that is to say that they achieved the Early Learning goals in 12 or more subject areas. This can be compared with 61% Nationally in 2014.

Phonics Check 2015 – impressive!

We had a cohort of 9 children in Year One

We were thrilled that, once again 100% reached the expected level compared to a National result last year of 74%.

Year Two Sats Assessments – amazing

These are internally marked teacher assessments and will be very different next year as this is the last year for this type of assessment.

We had 8 children in this cohort.

KS1 % Level 2+ % Level 3

National % 2014






National % 2014






National % 2014





Y6 Sats Results – super

We have provided this table so that you can compare our current results with those nationally last year. There were 19 children in Year Six this year.

Subject Level 4+ Level 5+ Level 6
No. % No. % No. %

National 2014





7 37





National 2014

16 84


5 26





National 2014

14 74


9 48


2 11



National 2014

15 79


7 37


1 5



The percentage of children who made two or more levels of progress since the end of Key Stage One

Reading 83 (91)
Writing 83 (93)
Maths 78 (89)

The Nation ‘floor’ standard is the percentage of pupils who have attained L4+ in reading, writing and maths. In 2015 this was 73% compared to 79% nationally in 2014. 32% of pupils achieved L5+ in 2015 compared to 24% nationally in 2014.

You can view our School Performance Tables on the Department of Educations website by clicking here.


Breakfast Club

We are pleased to run a Breakfast Club in school each morning from 7.45-8.40 am.  This is led by Mr Rignall who provides a range of fun activities, games, crafts and DT projects.   Children are offered a healthy and nutritious choice of toast, jam, cereals, milk and fruit.

We charge £4 per child per day, payable in advance.  If you are interested in a place at our Breakfast Club, or for more information please contact the school office.