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.
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.
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.
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.
|Combined R, W & M||53%||53%|
|2+ Levels Progress||School|
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.