Talk

Advanced search

For the teachers out there. How much does average point score of previous key stage 1 sats really matter?

(7 Posts)
deereay Mon 13-Jul-15 16:33:33

my son did not get in on admissions day to his sisters school. his sisters school has average key stage 1 point score of around 17.5. we have got into a very nice local village school but its average point score is only around 16.3. Is this a huge concern?

BreconBeBuggered Mon 13-Jul-15 16:38:34

Not a teacher, but what size of cohort are we talking about here?

deereay Mon 13-Jul-15 17:12:23

My daughters school is a first school with 2 classes per year, 60 altogether. My son has also got into a girst school but one class of 30

redskybynight Mon 13-Jul-15 17:13:21

It means its intake is likely to be less academically able. Or as PP says, if it has a really small intake its results will be very skewed by every child.

deereay Mon 13-Jul-15 17:14:37

My sons is one class per year first school of 30. My daughters is also a first school of two classes per year, so 60 altogether.

spanieleyes Mon 13-Jul-15 17:26:36

There may be a few children with severe SEN and the average score will therefore be lowered. Or the class might be a low achieving cohort ( it does happen). Have a look at the three year trends to see if this is just a one off!

deereay Mon 13-Jul-15 17:37:03

3 year trend is 16.2, 16.9, 16.3

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now