The Department for Education requires all schools to publish the following performance information annually:

KS2 SATs Results Explained

What is a ‘scaled score’?

Your child will have achieved a ‘raw’ score for maths, reading and GPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling, sometimes called SPAG) based on the number of questions they correctly answered. This is then converted into a ‘scaled score’. A score of 100 is required to meet the expected standard.

What does that mean for my child’s score?

  • If your child has achieved a score of 100, he/she is working roughly at the expected national standard for a Year 6 pupil.
  • Using the scaled score, the lowest a child can score is 80, with the highest being 120.
  • If your child’s score is closer to 120 he/she is working beyond (or above) the expected national standard.
  • If your child’s score is closer to 80 he/she is working below the expected standard.

How do current Y6 SATs results compare to previous years?

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, all national testing for primary school pupils was cancelled in 2020 and 2021. However, the school has teacher assessed pupil progress for 2021, using past SATs papers where relevant (see below).

2019 Y6 results for Harrowbarrow were an improvement on 2018 results in reading and maths. Progress from the end of KS1 was in line with the national average in reading and writing, but significantly below in maths.

What are the national trends?

For 2019 the national scaled score for each subject is as follows:

Standard Scores:

  • Reading: 104 (-1 from 2018)
  • Maths: 105 (+1 from 2018)
  • GPS: 106 (no change from 2018)

How do schools calculate the ‘combined’ score?

The combined score is not an average of the scaled results. It is a percentage based on how many children have met the expected standards in all three subjects (i.e. reading, writing and maths).

KS1 & EYFS Results explained

At the end of Year 2, children will take nationally set reading and maths test papers. The results from these are used to inform a teacher assessed judgement in conjunction with the progress pupils have demonstrated during the year. At the end of Year 1, pupils take a national screening check to determine whether they have attained a nationally agreed threshold in this area.

Throughout the EYFS pupil progress is recorded by staff against a number of areas in the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile. At the end of the year, the teacher will judge whether the child is still ’emerging’, has achieved the ‘Early Learning Goal’ or has ‘exceeded’ it in each area.

How do current KS1 results compare to previous years?

Y1 Phonic Screening Check outcomes are below the national average. 

Y2 outcomes in reading, writing and maths are an overall improvement on 2018 results, including for those pupils judged to be working at a greater depth of study. 2019 results are above the 2018 national outcomes.

2021 KS2 Teacher Assessment

2021 KS1 & EYFS Teacher Assessment 

2019 KS2 Results

2019 KS1 & EYFS Results

2018 KS2 Results

2018 KS1 & EYFS Results

2017 KS2 Results

2017 KS1 & EYFS Results

To compare school performance please click on this link which will take you to the government’s School’s Performance Comparison Service. 


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