Outstanding Key Stage 2 SATs Results

Monday 10 July 2017

The results are in and Ark Academy have done exceptionally well this year and we are delighted to be able to share our wonderful Key Stage 2 SATs results.

The children were tested in Reading, Writing, Maths and SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar). 79.3% of our children are working at expected level in all three subjects. This is well above the national and Ark Schools average of 61%. In fact, Ark Academy has outperformed all other schools in our network this year. In individual subjects, the Year 6 children have also performed well above national and Ark averages, as shown in the table below:


  Ark Academy National ARK Schools
Year 6 Reading 93.1% 71% 66.9%
Year 6 Writing 82.8% 76% 78%
Year 6 SPaG 92% 77% -
Year 6 Maths 91.4% 75% 77.9%
Year 6 Combined 79.3% 61% 61.1%
  • average progress scores in reading, writing and maths – not available until September
  • average ‘scaled scores’ in reading and maths – 107.1 in reading; 108.6 in maths
  • percentage of pupils who achieved the expected standard or above in reading, writing and maths – 79%
  • percentage of pupils who achieved a high level of attainment in reading, writing and maths – 9%


Mr Doswell, Primary Headteacher, said "I know I speak on behalf of Ms Smith, our Chair of Governors and everyone involved with our school when I say I am delighted with these outcomes and they are so well deserved. We are all extremely proud of the children and the staff for their consistent hard work, positive approach and commitment to ensuring such success this year. The tests have become much more rigorous and expectations are so much higher and to have achieved these results is truly outstanding."