Despite the turbulence of the last year, staff and pupils have shown resilience in their teaching and learning, maintaining the academic standards and highly successful outcomes for all pupils that we are accustomed to. The cancellation of SATs again this year has meant we have been able to focus more in Year 6 on preparation for the transition to secondary school. As well as teacher assessments, there has been plenty of time and opportunity to enjoy all the end of primary celebrations which the children look forward to: leading the musical; the outdoor activities weekend and simply experiencing being back in school together under more normal circumstances as the restrictions are gradually eased.
Congratulations to our Year 6 pupils who surpassed our expectations with their success in public exams and who were, on the whole, rewarded with places at their first choice of secondary school.
Destination of July 2021 leavers:
Bennett Memorial School
Kent Grammar Schools
Cranbrook School, The Judd School, The Skinners’ School, Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys, Tonbridge Grammar School, Weald of Kent Grammar School
Independent Sector (including Scholarships for Academic and Sport; Fast track for Sport)
Battle Abbey, Bethany School, Kent College, Mayfield Girls, Rosehill School
Our current Year 6 pupils have had tremendous success this year. We have had a 100% success rate for all our candidates who sat the 11+, which was lovely for the children to celebrate together.
Pupils have also won numerous scholarships for entry into other independent schools. Ranging from; Creative Arts, Art, Drama, All Rounder, Sport and Academic Scholarships.
Places have been offered to our pupils at the following schools for September; Battle Abbey, Beacon Academy, Bennett Memorial, Bethany, Mayfield Girls School, The Skinner School, Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys and The Weald of Kent Grammar School for Girls.
Another year of 11+ success with placements offered far and wide to all our pupils at the following schools; Beechwood Sacred Heart, Bennett Memorial, Bethany, Churchers College (Petersfield), Mayfield Girls School, Rugby School (Thailand), Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Girls, Tonbridge Grammar School for Girls and The Weald of Kent Grammar School for Girls.
Whilst many of our pupils follow the 11+ route others chose to attend one of the excellent community colleges in the area. We endeavour to work with parents to choose a school where their child will continue to thrive and achieve their full potential.
Although we are a non-selective school, by the end of both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 our results are significantly above the national average in all three subjects assessed through SATs.
KS2 SATs results 2019
English Reading 75% (73% Nationally) achieved the standard, 50% at Higher Standard
G,P & S 83% achieved the standard, 58% at Higher Standard
Maths 100% (79% Nationally) achieved the standard, 33% at Higher Standard
In all 3 subjects 75% (65% Nationally)achieved the standard, 25% achieved the Higher Standard (Nationally 11%)
Science 83% ( 83% Nationally) achieved the standard
Writing 83% (78% Nationally) achieved the standard, 8% at Greater Depth
KS1 SATs results 2019
Reading 92% at the Expected Level, of which 31% achieved Greater Depth
Writing 77% at the Expected Level of which 15% were at Greater Depth
Maths 77% at the Expected Level of which 31% achieved Greater Depth