The Department of Education has published figures which show pupils’ performance in tests of Reading, Writing and Maths in primary schools in England at the end of Key Stage 2. The figures for each of the four Wellington primary schools are shown below.

The first measure of performance is the percentage of pupils meeting the expected standards in reading, writing and maths.

Beech Grove 52%

Rockwell Green 77%

St John’s 71%

Wellesley Park 70%

The average for Somerset is 62% and 64% for all schools in England.

The next measure shown here is the progress score in each of the subjects in each school. These scores show how much progress pupils made in reading, writing and maths between the end of key stage 1 and the end of key stage 2, compared to pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 1.

The scores are calculated by comparing the key stage 2 test and assessment results of pupils at each school with the results of pupils in schools across England who started with similar assessment results at the end of the previous key stage – key stage 1.

Beech Grove Reading -1.8 Writing -2.2 Maths -2.9

This indicates that pupils’ progress in writing and maths is below average.

Rockwell Green Reading 4.5 Writing 4.4 Maths 3.8

This indicates that pupils’ performance in all three subjects is well above average.

St John’s Reading 0.3 Writing -0.2 Maths 0.6

This represents average performance progress in all three subjects.

Wellesley Park Reading -0.1 Writing 2.2 Maths 0.3

This indicates that progress of pupils in writing is above average.

The tables also indicate the percentage of pupils achieving higher standards in tests. Pupils are achieving at a higher standard if they achieve a scaled score of 110 or more in their reading and maths tests, and their teacher assesses them as ‘working at a greater depth within the expected standard’ in writing.

The percentage of pupils working at a higher standard in each of the local schools is as follows:

Beech Grove 9%; Rockwell Green 8%; St John’s 0%; Wellesley Park 7%

The average of pupils achieving the higher standards across Somerset schools is 8% and, in English schools, 10%.

The tables also include average scores in reading and maths in each of the local schools.

In reading the score shows how well pupils performed in the key stage 2 reading test. This score is known as the reading ‘scaled score’. The expected standard is a score of 100 or more. The higher standard is 110 or more.

The average score in maths in each school shows how well pupils performed in the key stage 2 maths test. This score is known as the maths ‘scaled score’. The expected standard is a score of 100 or more. The higher standard is 110 or more.

Beech Grove Reading 103 Maths 101

Rockwell Green Reading 107 Maths 105

St John’s Reading 105 Maths 105

Wellesley Park Reading 105 Maths 105

The average score in reading across both Somerset and English schools is 105 and in maths the average is 103 in Somerset and 104 in England.

In their last Ofsted inspections all four local primary schools were rated as ‘Good’.