How Well Do Pupils Make Progress at Newcroft

The most up to date pupil progress data can be seen below. In 2014-15, progress continues to be outstanding; with pupils making progress well beyond what is expected.

Performance Data 2016

School Data can be found at the government's performance tables website. This is often significantly out of date. Therefore, the tables below should provide you with a more accurate picture of the good achievement of our pupils at Newcroft in the last year.

Early Years Foundation Stage Levels of Development 2016

Our 4+ teaching continues to lead to outcomes for pupils which are above local and national averages. Children enter Newcroft, overall, broadly in line with what we might expect but they leave their reception year, overall, above expectations.

Furthermore, average points in each area of development continue to be above Leicestershire averages and the percentage of pupils expected or exceeding is higher than Leicestershire figures in all areas. 80% of pupils achieved a 'good level of development' in 2016 compared with 68% of pupils in schools across Leicestershire.

Phonics 2016

Each year, all Year 1 pupils take a phonics screen check. If they don’t meet the government’s expected threshold, they have to re-sit the test in Year 2.

Phonics teaching has improved hugely in the two years.

In 2016, 92.5% of pupils passed the phonics screen in Year 1 which is again above with the percentage of pupils passing in Leicestershire as a whole (80%).

 

83.3% of the children who re-took the test in Year 2 passed (compares with only 65% of Leicestershire Y2 pupils re-taking the test)

Key Stage One (Year 2) SATs 2016

Performance Data 2015

Early Years Foundation Stage Levels of Development 2015

Our 4+ teaching improved vastly in 2014-15 and there was a significant improvement in outcomes from 2012-13 (e.g. the percentage of pupils with a good level of development is 78% compared with 31% in 2013 and the percentage of pupils still not making expectations is significantly reduced).

Furthermore, average points in each area of development are above Leicestershire averages and the percentage of pupils expected or exceeding is higher than Leicestershire figures in all areas.

Phonics 2015

Each year, all Year 1 pupils take a phonics screen check. If they don’t meet the government’s expected threshold, they have to re-sit the test in Year 2.

Phonics teaching has improved hugely in the last year and this is demonstrated by the following commentary:

In 2012, only 11% of pupils in Y1 at Newcroft ‘passed’ the check. In 2013, this rose to 43% and then, in 2014, 88.5% of pupils passed the phonics check (that’s 100% of girls and 80% of boys). This represents outstanding progress and compares very favourably with 76% of pupils in Leicestershire passing the check (72.7% of boys and 80.4% of girls). This rose to 89.7% who passed the screen in 2015.

 

100% of the children who re-took the test in Year 2 passed (compares with only 65% of Leicestershire Y2 pupils re-taking the test)

Key Stage One (Year 2) SATs 2015

Pupils' attainment in Year 2 is now well above the national averages for 2015. Furthemore, when we consider Average Points Score, pupils in Year 2 in 2015 are performing at a much higher level than the national average (for 2014)

Positives about Year 2 results 2015:

All Average Points Scores above Leics (other than Speaking and Listening and Maths which were very much cohort based and not representative of attainment across the school).

- Boys’ attainment at or above Leics in all areas

- Girls’ attainment at or above Leics in all areas

 - Attainment above national APS in all areas – maybe significantly so.

Areas for Development:

- Boys’ writing (which must begin in Year 1 - and will be impacted positively by the improved phonics results, focus on spelling, punctuation and grammar and re-focus on story-telling)

- Girls’ maths (although the Newcroft APS is still above 2014 national; and there is not an issue across the school)

See the School Improvement Plan for an explanation of how we're going about it.