The following indicates the number of girls either exceeding or working ‘at the expected standard’ for a Year Six pupil since the introduction of Scaled Scores in 2016:
  • Number of girls achieving or exceeding ‘the expected level’ in 2018: 100% 100%
  • Number of girls achieving or exceeding ‘the expected level’ in 2017: 100% 100%
  • Number of girls achieving or exceeding ‘the expected level’ in 2016: 100% 100%

We enter our pupils into the SATs each year for several reasons. Primarily, they are an externally assessed benchmark for parents to judge the standards within the school against the national standards. Every year we have a proportion of our pupils who move onto state grammar and secondary schools – by taking the SATs these pupils can move seamlessly into the maintained sector with the same educational records as their peers.

Key Stage Two SATS tests cover:

• English reading
• English grammar, punctuation and spelling
• Maths (including mental arithmetic)

The tests are taken in mid-May and last about 5 hours 30 minutes in total. The SATs are taken in exam conditions and sent off for external marking. The results are published in July by the government’s Standards and Testing Agency. 

For more information about the SATs:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/scaled-scores-at-key-stage-2

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/standards-and-testing-agency

Since the introduction of the new ‘Scaled Scores’ where 100 represents the standard that should be achieved by a Year Six pupil, every girl has fulfilled and exceeded this expectation.

The SATs marks are also used to create the Sunday Times Prep School League Tables. The marks for three consecutive years are combined to give an overall score. In 2017, we were placed in 14th position – this is an excellent result considering we are a small, non-selective school outside London. In fact, from the table below you will see we were joint 10th; ranked 14th directly because we had a small cohort of girls. 

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