For information on end of Key Stage pupil progress in Mathematics, English and Science, please use the links below.
As a special school for pupils with learning difficulties and disabilities, all our pupils are working below the expected levels of the national tests at the relevant key stages. Therefore, it would be inappropriate for our children to be entered for these tests. However, to measure progress, we benchmark our pupils’ progress using comparative data from the Comparison and Analysis of Special Pupil Attainment (CASPA), which is a data set compiled from a large range of schools. CASPA allows the attainment and progress of our pupils to be bench-marked against the attainment and progress of other children of the same age, level of prior attainment and categories of Special Educational Need.
Our assessments are based on professional judgment of staff. Teachers use their knowledge of the child, consider the contexts in which learning takes place and gather evidence from a variety of sources, to support their decisions and to make their judgements based on everyday activity and continual monitoring and assessment. These judgements are moderated both internally and externally with professionals from other schools.
Unlike the standard national curriculum, at special schools there is no expectation that a child will achieve a particular level by a given age, or make progress at a predetermined rate. However, attainment of a level by a particular age helps identify likely rate of progress using the CASPA assessment tool.
End of Key Stage Pupil Progress
Progress at End of Key Stage 4 2021-22
20 pupils completed Key Stage 4 (YR11) in summer 2022.
Average Attainment (01/09/21-01/06/22) End Key Stage 4 in English and maths
77% of Step 5
47% of Step 6
79% of Step 5
39% of Step 6
Number of Pupils/Level Achieved
Edexcel FS English Level 1
Edexcel FS Entry Level English
15 (7 EL3; 8 EL2)
AQA FS Maths Level 1
AQA Entry Level Maths
15 (10 EL3; 5 EL2)
AQA Entry Level Science
15 (12 EL3; 3 EL2)
Edexcel FS ICT
C&N WJEC Entry Pathways
DT WJEC Entry Pathways
ASDAN Personal Development
15 (12 Gold; 3 Silver)
ASDAN Transition Challenge Gold Award
ASDAN Careers and Experiencing Work Short course
ASDAN Gardening Short Course
Trinity Arts Award Bronze Award (Level 1)
Trinity Arts Discover and Explore Award
Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award
Awards in total.
- Pupils who completed Key Stage 4 achieved accreditation in English, Maths, Science, Personal Development, ICT, DT, C&N, Expressive Arts, Music, PE and Careers education.
- 15 pupils achieved AQA Unit Awards in Music, PE, and Careers and through their College Links taster sessions in Music Production, Catering, Hair and Beauty, and Small Animals.
- Entry Level Certificates were achieved in Maths, English, Science, DT, C&N, and ICT.
- Accreditation was also achieved by five pupils in the ASDAN Transition Challenge Gold Award.
- Accreditation was achieved by13 pupils in the Careers Education and Experiencing Work Short Course.
- In the ASDAN Personal Development Programme 12 pupils were awarded the gold award and 3 were awarded the silver award.
- 13 pupils passed their Trinity Arts Bronze Level, (Level1) Arts Award and 5 pupils attained their Arts Award Discover and Explore Award.
- 13 pupils gained their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.
Accreditation-Core Subjects 2021-22
- 2 pupils sat their Level 1 exams in Functional Skills Mathematics which is externally assessed and passed at level 1.
- 2 pupils sat their Level 1 exams in Functional Skills English and passed at level 1.
- In ELC maths all pupils entered achieved their estimated grade; ten pupils achieved Entry Level 3, five pupils achieved Entry Level 2
- In ELC Functional Skills English, all pupils entered achieved their estimated grade; seven pupils achieved Entry Level 3 and eight pupils achieved Entry Level 2.
- In ELC Science, all pupils entered achieved their estimated grade; 12 pupils achieved Entry Level 3 and 3 pupils achieved Entry Level 2.
- Year 11 pupils achieved a total of 168 certificates for awards across the curriculum
Destination of YR 11 Leavers 2021-22
- Five pupils moved on to 16-19 provision at a local SEND School.
- 13 pupils moved on to Foundation Learning courses at college.
- Two pupils moved on to Level 2 courses at Blackpool and the Fylde University Centre.
Progress at End of Key Stage 3 2021-22
13 pupils completed Key Stage 3 (YR9) in summer 2022.
Average Attainment (01/09/21-01/06/22) End Key Stage 3 in English and maths
76% of Step 4
33% of Step 5
85% of Step 4
42% of Step 5
Progress at End of Key Stage 2 2021-22
6 pupils (including one YR7 pupil) completed Key Stage 2 (YR6) in summer 2022.
Average Attainment (01/09/21-01/06/22) End Key Stage 2 in Core Subjects
9% of Step 3
21% of Step 3
68% of Step 1
93% of Step 1
75% of Step 2
1% of Step 3
19% of Step 1
50% of Step 1
Formal Teacher Assessment was uploaded as follows:
- Reading- PK2 (one pupil); PK3 (three pupils); PK4 (two pupils)
- Writing- PK2 (two pupils); PK3 (four pupils).
- Maths- PK1 (one pupil); PK3 (two pupils); PK4 (three pupils).
- Science- no pupils met the standard in science.
Progress at End of Key Stage 1 2021-22
Two pupils completed Key Stage 1 (YR2) in summer 2022.
Average Attainment (01/09/21-01/06/22) End Key Stage 1 in Core Subjects
55% of Step 1
21% of Step 2
78% of Step 1
7% of Step 2
Formal Teacher Assessment was uploaded as follows:
- Reading- PK2 (one pupil); PK3 (one pupil).
- Writing- PK1 (one pupil); PK3 (one pupil).
- Maths- PK1 (one pupil); PK4 (one pupil).
Pupil Performance Data
Year 6 Swimming
We believe that swimming is an important life skill and carries numerous benefits for everyone who does it; from developing fitness and confidence to improving self-esteem and personal safety. Throughout every primary class we have swimming lessons in addition to PE every week. We also have a swimming teams who enter competitions and have had national success and lessons for our non-swimmers too.
We are currently very proud National Under 14 and Under 18 swimming champions! Click the photos to read the reports published on the Panathlon website for both competions, held at the London ASquatics Centre:
The swimming competency of our Year 6 cohort (2018-19) is as follows:
- 42% can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
- 8% can use a range of strokes effectively.
- 0% can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.