The target set for EYFS Good Level of Development in 2017 was achieved with 82% of children working at the expected level by the end of Reception, which is significantly above the national average of 71%. The percentage of boys achieving a Good Level of Development was also above national average at 69% and for girls a similar result was seen with 100% achieving a Good Level of Development. The average point score was 36. All disadvantaged pupils achieved a Good Level of Development.
The number of pupils in Year 1 passing the Phonics Screening Check also was well above the national average at 96%, and also exceeded the school target of 90%, based on achievement at EYFS in 2016. This put the school in the top 6% of national outcomes for the screening check. The school exceeded the national percentage pass rate of 81% and the LA pass rate of 82%. The average mark for the school was 36, compared to the national and Local Authority average marks of 34. All disadvantaged pupils passed the screening check, with an average mark of 37, compared to the national average for all other pupils of 34. Children with SEND and EAL also performed at least as well as the national average. All children took the test.