Eng: 9 schools achieve near-perfect scores in Y1 phonics check

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Eng: 9 schools achieve near-perfect scores in Y1 phonics check

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:56 am

http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/news/artic ... ics_scores

Nine primary schools achieve almost perfect phonics scores

Published: Tuesday 22nd December 15

Nine primary schools in Wandsworth have been praised for achieving excellent results in last summer’s national phonics tests.

The nine schools all achieved virtually perfect scores with nearly every single pupil passing the tests. This success rate puts these schools in the top five per cent of high performing schools nationally.

The schools, with their test scores in brackets, are St George’s (100%); St Anselm’s (100%); Chesterton (97%); Holy Ghost (97%); Honeywell infants (96%); Belleville (96%); John Burns (96%); Alderbrook (96%) and Granard (95%).

The test results measure how well six-year-old pupils can read and understand written words. They are an important element of the national curriculum and key to good writing and reading skills.

The council’s education spokesman Cllr Kathy Tracey said; “These schools have achieved superb results. They are among the best scores in the country in what is an absolutely key area of learning.


In England, 753 schools achieved between 95% and 100% of their Year One children reaching or exceeding the 32 out of 40 words benchmark in 2015. The national average score was 77%.
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Re: Eng: 9 schools achieve near-perfect scores in Y1 phonics check

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:46 pm

Sixty out of sixty children achieved England's benchmark (32 out of 40 words read correctly) or higher in the statutory Year One Phonics Screening Check:

Sutton Coldfield school celebrates 100% pass rate in phonics screening check


http://suttoncoldfieldlocal.co.uk/hill- ... ss-217192/

Previously, pupils at Hill West have achieved highly in the phonics screening check, but 2016 not only saw every child passing but there was also a new record set for the percentage of children who achieved full marks, 40 out of 40.

Dr Beth Clarke, headteacher of Hill West Primary School, which is part of the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership recognised “…another fantastic achievement”.

She said:

“Staff and governors are incredibly proud of our pupils and that our hard work is helping them to be better readers. This superb result is testament to the drive to instill a love of reading across school.

“Phonics plays an instrumental role in early reading development and we know if children are successful readers, then this opens up the doors to a wealth of opportunities.

“At Hill West, our focus is on Synthetic Phonics – pupils are taught to read letters or groups of letters by saying the sound(s) they represent – so, they are taught that the letter or group of letters make a particular sound when read together. Children can then start to read words by blending or sounding out (synthesising) the sounds together to make a word. It’s a technique that is successfully used to teach the first stages of literacy and, as our outstanding phonics results show, our pupils are happy and fluent readers!”


The Department for Education reports that:

1138 schools have at least 95% of the pupils achieving the phonics standard in year 1 in 2016 compared with 753 schools in 2015 and 611 in 2014.

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