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Results and inspections

Portway Primary School is an Outstanding school across all categories.

 

On the 27th and 28th March 2019, Ofsted came to inspect our school, for the first time since March 2015.  The inspectors were very impressed with all we have on offer at Portway; in particular, they singled out:

  • Our broad, interesting and well organised curriculum
  • Our children's positive, engaged approach to their learning
  • The excellent academic progress that our children make at school
  • The high levels of attainment in maths and English
  • The way in which we work to support our children's personal development and welfare
  • The way in which our children support and encourage each other
  • The excellent behaviour of our children, both in lessons and around the school building
  • The way in which all groups of children make excellent progress
  • The excellent teaching across all areas of the curriculum, and the high expectations we have for our children

Please do take a look at the report, available to download on this page, alongside a copy of the letter sent to parents.  

Key Stage 2 results - for summer 2018

As communicated to parents and carers in the news item published on the 21 December 2018, we are now able to share our validated results. 

Our progress scores, which put our school in the top 10% of all 92 schools and colleges in Newham using this measure, were as follows:

Reading 3.2 Well above national average
Writing 5.5 Well above national average
Maths 4.3 Well above national average

 

Overall, these excellent results indicated:

  • That our children's progress scores puts us in the top 10 Newham schools - a fantastic achievement
  • That 75% of year 6 children met the 'expected standard' across reading, writing and maths, a result which puts them in the top 40% of all 92 schools and colleges in Newham, as well as above both the figure in London (70%) and a full 11% above the 64% national figure.
  • 10% of our children met the more challenging 'higher standard' across all 3 areas,

Details for each area as as follows:

  • In reading, 82% of the children met the expected standard (above the 75% national score)
  • In maths, 77% of the children met the expected standard (above the 76% national score)
  • In SPAG (spelling and grammar), 83% of the children met the expected standard (above the 78% national score)

Congratulations to staff and children for such excellent results in all areas.

 

Our average scaled scores for maths and for reading are as follows:

 

Average scaled score (max = 120) Portway National
Maths - average scaled score 104 104.4
Reading - average scaled score 104 105

 

As our 2018/2019 cohort start their final Key Stage 2 year, we have met with parents and provided information re how to support their children through this process - this is available as a document to download on our Year 6 page.

 

Key Stage 2 results - for summer 2017

 

We are delighted to be able to share our validated Key Stage 2 results with parents. The results, which are compared with both last year's at Portway, and national results for 2017, are provided in the tables below.  Whilst we continue to focus our efforts on improving teaching and learning at school, we were delighted with the improvement that we have already seen evidenced by this year's results.

Attainment

Overall, we are delighted with the improvement from last year.  A 23% improvement in the number of children reaching the 'expected standard' (see explanation below) in reading was accompanied by a 10% improvement in the number of children reaching the 'expected standard' in writing, both of which we are delighted with.  Overall, the number of children reaching the 'expected standard' across reading, writing and maths increased by 19%, and, at 58%, is in line with the national average of 61%.

The table below indicates the percentage of children at Portway achieving the 'expected standard', against last year's results at Portway, as well as against national results in summer 2017.

Percentage of children achieving the

‘expected standard’ (EXS)

School 2017

School 2016

England all schools 2017

 Reading

69%

   46%

71%

 Writing

83%

   73%

76%

 Maths

71%

   70%

75%

 GPS (Grammar, punctuation and spelling)

70%

   80%

77%

 

We were similarly delighted with the results of the children who reached the 'greater depth standard'.  Again, the biggest improvement was in reading and writing, where an additional 10% achieved this standard in both these areas.

Overall, a total of 9% of our children achieved this 'greater depth standard' - up from 5% last year, and exactly in line with the national figure this year.

The table below indicates the percentage of children at Portway achiving the 'greater depth standard' aginst last year's results at Portway, as well as against national results in summer 2017.

 

Percentage of children achieving the

‘greater depth standard’ (GDS)

School 2017

School  2016

England all schools 2017

 Reading

17%

    7%

25%

 Writing

21%

    11%

18%

 Maths

18%

    12%

23%

 GPS (Grammar, punctuation and spelling)

25%

    23%

31%

 

Progress

The amount of progress our children make, as measured by scaled scores, is shown on the table below, and is compared with school figures from last year.  The 'progress' measure aims to capture the progress that pupils make from the end of Key Stage 1 to the end of Key Stage 2.

 

Progress Measures

School 2017

School 2016

 Reading

+2.2

-0.9

 Writing

+5.2

+4.6

 Maths

+2.1

+1.6

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We wish to congratulate our children on achieving these results, and to thank our staff for the time and effort spent with the children in getting this result.

This page was last updated in May 2019.

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