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Stalbridge Church of England Primary School


July 2013

19th July 2013

Dear Parents

We have reached the end of another busy and successful school year.

Though it seems a long time ago it was this school year (September) that Ofsted visited the school and judged us a 'good' school with outstanding areas of practice. We now endeavour to move the school to 'outstanding' in all areas.

One of these areas is Achievement. This is children's attainment and progress. The children who attend our school have great attitudes to their learning, the teaching staff and teaching assistants ensure that the children are always set challenging targets to attain.

We have had the results back from our Year 6 Standard Assessment tests (SATs) that were sat in May. In my and Mr McAney's judgement the results are outstanding. More children than ever before have reached the Level 5 or above standard in Reading, Writing and Maths and the children's progress from their starting in Year R, through reported assessment at end of Year 2 (KS1) to formal assessment at the end of Year 6 is set to be well above what is expected nationally and above the expected average for Dorset. Our headline end of year children's results are overleaf.

We say goodbye to Mr McAney now and wish him well as headteacher of Sarum St Paul's in Salisbury. He has been an outstanding deputy throughout his time with us and we will miss his clear understanding of what children need to be taught to achieve well.

With Mr McAney's leaving we have changed our teachers around to give them new challenges and will welcome Miss Lafferty as Deputy head and Year 1 teacher. This will be an excellent appointment. Miss Lafferty is well regarded in Dorset for her excellent work in leading the Dunbury Primary School from an Ofsted category of Inadequate, to Good and she is looking forward to the challenge of helping lead our school from Good to Outstanding.

We all look forward to a well deserved summer break. As ever the school never really closes and we will have some building and refurbishment work done over the holiday in preparation for the new school year.

This will be the last newsletter we will send out by paper. From September onwards we will be emailing out correspondence and posting it on our website. We will text when newsletters are coming out. If you haven't already, please let us have your email address for correspondence. Email us at and put 'email details' in the subject line.

Children return to school on Tuesday 3rd September.

Good luck to all our Year 6 children as they move to their next schools.

Have a good summer break.

See you all in September,

Mr M Allen
Stalbridge CE Primary School 
Headline Figures from Statutory Testing 
Academic Year 2012/13 (unverified)

Year 1 Phonics screening

% of children making the standard - 69

Year 2 (End KS1)

% of children achieving Level 2 or above:

Reading - 90
Writing - 87
Maths - 86

% of children achieving Level 3 or above:

Reading - 21
Writing - 17
Maths - 24

Year 6 (End KS2)

% of children achieving Level 4 or above:

Reading - 96
Punctuation and
Spelling - 89
Maths - 96

% of children achieving Level 5 or above:

Reading - 67
Punctuation and
Spelling - 67
Maths - 59

% of children achieving Level 6 or above:

Reading - 0
Punctuation and
Spelling - 7
Maths - 11

You may see our previous years results and comparisons with similar and all schools at and at in the Ofsted SATs section.