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Meadowdale Primary School


National Curriculum Test Results 2019

These results are for the 2018-19 school year. There were no tests in the 2019-20 or 2020-21 school years due to the COVID-19 pandemic so these are the most recent available results.

Achievement in Reading, Writing and Maths (combined) at the end of KS2
  School National
Percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard or above (EXS+) 71% 65%
Percentage of pupils achieving the higher score in reading and maths and the greater depth standard in writing (HS/GDS) 17% 10%
Pupil Attainment School EXS+ National School HS/GDS National
Reading 80% 73% 37% 27%
Writing 86% 78% 24% 20%
Maths 83% 79% 41% 27%
Pupil Progress from KS1 to KS2 Progress Score (0.0 = National Average)
Reading 0.1
Writing -0.2
Maths 0.5


What are National Curriculum Tests?

SATS (which stands for Standard Assessment Tests) is the common name used for National Curriculum Tests. Children are assessed at the end of Year 2 (Key Stage 1) and Year 6 (Key Stage 2) in reading, writing and maths. The Key Stage 1 results are all based on teacher assessment; the Key Stage 2 results are a combination of teacher assessment and externally-marked national tests. Year 6 children also have to take a Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation test (GaPS). Their writing level is decided by teacher assessment based on a combination of genres and a collection of writing pieces from the whole year.
The children in Year 1 also have to take an external test for their phonics. They will be asked to read a list of words (some are real words, some are not) in order to assess how they apply their phonological knowledge.
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