Performance

Ofsted

Ofsted inspect schools on a regular basis. Following an inspection a report is published. Bowmandale's most recent Ofsted inspection was in December 2012. You can find information about our school and download older reports on the Ofsted website. In addition, Ofsted provide a web service called Parent View which enables parents to make comments about their child's school.

2012 Ofsted Inspection Report

2010 Ofsted Inspection Report

Inspection Dashboard

The inspection dashboard is designed to show the school's strengths and weaknesses. It contains a brief overview of progress and attainment at key stages 1 and 2 for 2016 and other data for the last three years. It also includes data about the key groups: disadvantaged pupils, those who have special educational needs (SEN), girls and boys.

Inspection Dashboard, February 2017

National Curriculum Tests

Nationally, children take tests in Year 1, Year 2 and Year 6. The Year 1 assessment is a phonics screening check where children must read a list of 40 words. At the end of Key Stage 1, when your child is in Year 2, children sit the Key Stage 1 SATs in which they are assessed in Reading, Writing and Maths. At the end of Key Stage 2, at Year 6, children sit the Key Stage 2 SATs which cover Reading, Writing, English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (EGPS) and Maths including mental arithmetic. Results of the Key Stage 2 tests are published nationally.

The Department for Education publishes video and document guides for parents about the National Curriculum tests for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

2016 National Curriculum Tests: Information for Parents

Key Stage 2 SAT Results 2016

The tables below show Bowmandale's end of Key Stage 2 SAT results. Children are expected to attain the national age related expectation in Reading, Writing, EGPS (English Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling) and Maths by the end of Key Stage 2.

 

Percentage of Year 6 Pupils Attaining Age Related Expectations in 2016

Subject School National
Reading 56% 66%
Writing 69% 74%
Maths 72% 70%
EGPS 75% 72%
Combined R, W & M 53% 53%

 

Percentage of Year 6 Pupils Achieving Higher Standard in 2016

Subject School
Reading 8%
Writing 11%
Maths 17%
EGPS 31%

 

Progress Data and Scaled Score Compared with Other Schools for KS2 in 2016

Subject Progress Scaled Progress
Reading -2.0 100
Writing -0.5 (School Assessed)
Maths 0.7 104

 

Key Stage 2 SAT Results 2015

Percentage of Year 6 Pupils Attaining Level 4 and Above in 2015

Level 4+ School England
Reading 95% 89%
Writing 79% 87%
Maths 90% 87%

 

Percentage of Year 6 Pupils Attaining Level 5 and Above in 2015

Level 5 School England
Reading 43% 41%
Writing 7% 36%
Maths 33% 41%

 

Percentage of Pupils Improving by 2 or More Levels
in Reading, Writing and Maths in 2015

2+ Levels Progress School
Reading 95%
Writing 88%
Maths 90%

 

The Department for Education publishes a League Table of schools in England's Key Stage 2 SAT results.

Bowmandale's Performance Table can also be found on the Department for Education website.