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Woodlands Primary School opened as a new school in September 2019 therefore it is a newly registered school hasn’t been inspected yet. 

Before then, we were part of an all through school: Yate Academy and were inspected in 2015.

You can find the report here: Yate Academy OFSTED report 2015 and the 2016 monitoring report here: Yate Academy Monitoring report 2016

From the OFTSED Report 2015 areas to develop include:

  • Raise students’ levels of achievement in writing in the primary phase so that a greater proportion of students make good and better progress.
  • Assessment procedures consistently inform students of how well they have done and what they need to do to improve 

2019 data shows a writing progress score of 1.6 Compare School Performance with 75% of pupils achieving expected standard in RWM compared with 65% nationally. 

Due to the pandemic, Statutory data collections have been cancelled since 2019. However, internal data shows that 78% of children achieved expected in writing with 73% combined. 

We have implemented a new feedback and marking policy to ensure effective feedback and marking that is manageable, meaningful and motivating: Feedback and Marking

From the Monitoring report 2016:

  • The good features of the primary and early years provision noted in the October inspection report have been sustained. The principal of the primary provision agreed that the achievement of the most able pupils and the achievement of disadvantaged pupils in mathematics needed to improve (Requires improvement: monitoring inspection visit to The Ridings Federation Yate International Academy July 2016)

2019 data shows that the progress score in maths for disadvantaged pupils was 3, compared with -0.2 as a local authority and 0.4 nationally. Data shows that the progress scores for higher prior attainers was positive: 2.6 for Reading and Writing and 2.2 for Mathematics. 60% of prior higher attaining pupils achieved the higher standard and 100% achieved expected standard.

School performance by characteristic