Our Performance: We are very proud of our pupils' recent achievements at Drayton Park. From a huge improvement in our Ofsted rating in 2016, we are now seeing sustained outcomes for pupils that are well above National averages. We are managing to effectively improve the outcomes of pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds, whilst also ensuring that in almost all areas, more pupils than average attain at the highest levels.
Schools' performance can be judged in many ways. At Drayton Park we engage in a rigorous self-assessment process, looking at all aspects of our work. The most recent Ofsted report about our school is available below. A key indicator of our performance is how well our pupils achieve academically. In particular, we judge pupils' outcomes in reading, writing and maths and compare our results to those of other schools.
Across the country children take national tests, commonly called SATs, at the end of Year 2 and Year 6. They also take a phonics test at the end of Year 1. The government publish our results and compare them to national averages on the Department for Education website. Please view the page for Drayton Park here.
You can see our 2018 results below. We use this information to think about children's 'attainment', meaning how well they have performed, as well as their 'progress', or the amount they have improved. As well as national tests at the end of Years 2 and 6, we run termly assessment weeks in school, so that we can keep a close eye on children's achievement and ensure we are meeting their needs as fully as possible. We combine these with 'Wellbeing Weeks', in which we also teach pupils how to maintain healthy, happy minds and bodies.
You may also be interested in how we spend our 'Pupil Premium' funding. This is money allocated to enable us to help vulnerable pupils, particularly those who are looked after or entitled to free school meals. To see how we spent our pupil premium last year, and the impact it had, please visit the Pupil Premium page within the Key Information section.
Ofsted: Our last Ofsted inspection took place in May, 2016. We are delighted with the result. It is a significant improvement on our previous report and a testament to the hard work and dedication of all our staff. The report also recognises the role our pupils have played in improving our school. They are the most important people at Drayton Park. They deserve huge congratulations for their pride and commitment to their school.
As with our 2014 report, we believe our latest inspection captured our school accurately. It provides recognition of what we have achieved and a platform on which to continue building. We are very ambitious at Drayton Park. We intend to see our school get better and better. The future is exciting!