In 2016 Year 6 pupils were tested for the first time on the new curriculum. The pupils achieved significantly above the national average in reaching the expected standard for reading, writing, spelling, punctuation & grammar, maths and science; continuing a trend achieved by pupils at the school for many years.
Assessment and testing
Gillespie School End of KS2 (Y6) test results for the last three years
Expected standard +
Greater depth/ high standard
Writing (teacher assessment)
Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation
Science (teacher assessment)
Reading, writing and maths: percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard in all three subjects
Reading, writing and maths: percentage of pupils achieving a high score in all three subjects
Progress measures KS1-KS2
Average reading progress score
1.8 (confidence interval -0.5 to 4.11)
Average writing progress score
1.4 (confidence interval -0.9 to 3.7)
Average maths progress score
2.4 (confidence interval 0.4 to 4.4)
Progress measures aim to capture the progress that pupils make from the end of key stage 1 to the end of primary school (KS2). They are a type of value added measure which means pupils’ results are compared to the actual achievements of other pupils nationally with similar prior attainment. The school’s progress scores are calculated as its pupils’ average progress scores. The school level progress scores are presented as positive and negative numbers either side of zero.
A score of 0 means pupils in this school do about as well at key stage 2 as those with similar prior attainment nationally.
A positive score means pupils on average do better at key stage 2 than those with similar prior attainment nationally.
A negative score means pupils do less well at key stage 2 than those with similar prior attainment nationally.
Average scaled score per pupil
Average scaled score per pupil in reading
Average scaled score per pupil in grammar, spelling and punctuation
Average scaled score per pupil in maths
Average scaled score per pupil: the expected standard in the tests is a scaled score of 100 or above. In 2016 the threshold for a high score in a test was 110. Our average score per pupils are higher than the expected 100 but lower than the high score threshold.
Reading and maths test and writing TA: % of pupils achieving level 4 or above
Reading and maths test and writing TA: % pupils achieving level 4B or above in reading and maths tests, and level 4 or above in writing TA
Reading and maths test and writing TA: % of pupils achieving level 5 or above
Progress Measures from KS1-KS2
Maths: % of pupils achieving 2+ levels of progress
Reading: % of pupils achieving 2+ levels of progress
Writing TA: % pupils achieving 2+ levels of progress