Midsomer Norton Schools’ Partnership are celebrating another fantastic set of results that show just how robust all their schools have been along with children, staff and parents during the last few years.
At primary level 65% of children met the Age Related Expectation in year 6 for reading, writing and maths, which matches the pre-pandemic national level and is some 6% above 2022 levels. In reading, maths and writing, individual subject scores were well above national rates for children in year 6. In year 2, pupils excelled in reading and writing, again matching pre-pandemic levels of performance against the national backdrop of lower results.
In year 1, 83% of children passed the phonics screening test which exceeds the national rate from 2019 and 80% of Reception children achieved a Good Level of Development, some 8% above pre-pandemic scores. Overall, primary school children have done exceptionally well across all measures.
At secondary school level results exceeded all expectations. The Trust combined attainment score at 9-5 for English and Maths was nearly 60%, some 12% above that national levels. 80% of pupils across the Trust achieved a 9-4 in both English and Maths and we believe the Trust as a whole at secondary level will have a progress 8 score of approximately +0.3. There were some very high outcomes at some schools. Beechen Cliff, Hayesfield and Norton Hill posted outcomes some 20% above national rates and Writhlington School had very positive progress score for the first time in 10 years. Mendip Studio School saw 90% of children secure a grade 4 in Maths and Preston academy in Yeovil produced its best result ever with 80% of children achieving grade 4 in both English and Maths and 60% achieving a 5 in both subjects.
At A level the Trust combined grades for A levels were exceptionally high. Nearly 40% of pupils achieved an A-A*, 68% achieved an A*-B and 85% A*-C with a 99.5% pass rate overall. The average grade across the Trust for all qualifications was a B.
Alun Williams CEO said: "I am deeply impressed by the recovery in outcomes we have seen. Pupils, staff and parents have worked so hard to put behind them the disruption of the last few years. It’s been fabulous watching results come in and see all that hard work and effort paying off. We are all delighted and well done to everybody who made a contribution to this success."