Settle CE Primary School performance data is often at least in line with national and regional expectations and many of our pupils will exceed results attained nationally and regionally.
Early Years data shows that children at Settle CE Primary School tend to make very good progress from their entry point at Nursery and achieve a good level of development that is broadly in line with national expectations.
Our Phonic results in Year 1 have exceeded national and regional results in each of the last three years.
Our Key Stage One results have been on a par or exceeded national and regional performance in 12 out of the last 14 years, despite there being frequent changes in assessment expectations. In 2017 our Key Stage One results and progress results were significantly better than the regional and national average in all areas.
In Key Stage Two, our results have generally been in line with national and regional levels in the 5 years we have done the tests showing a consistent strength in the area of Writing (before this time our school was in a Middle School system and did not have a Year 6).
In 2017 however our results took a dip. Staff illness and maternity cover leave resulted in the unavoidable scenario that for the final two years of education at Settle Primary School, the 2017 cohort were taught by five different supply teachers and our regular teaching team only taught for 20% of the two year period. Though the teaching provided by our cover staff was high, the provision was inconsistent in terms of expertise and different approaches. The result being that though the children teacher assessments were extremely positive, the test scores themselves and exam performance were affected.
In 2018 we anticipate bouncing back with a significant improvement in performance scores in Key Stage Two.