Whipperley Infant Academy School

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Whipperley Infant Academy ‘Learning, Growing, Together’

Pupil Attainment

At Whipperley we are passionate about education.  We know that an excellent education unlocks opportunity, helping children from all backgrounds to shape their own destiny. Wherever they live and whatever their background, ability or needs, every child deserves a first class education that allows them to reach their full potential and prepares them to succeed in adult life.  
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Early Years Foundation Stage Profile

The EYFS profile summarises and describes pupils’ attainment at the end of the Reception. It gives:
• the pupil’s attainment in relation to the 17 early learning goals (ELG) descriptors
• a short narrative describing the pupil’s 3 characteristics of effective learning


Practitioners’ assessments are primarily based on observing a pupil’s daily activities and events. In particular, practitioners should note the learning which a pupil demonstrates spontaneously, independently and consistently in a range of contexts. Children who achieve a good level of development have achieved all the early learning goals in Communication &Language, Personal, Social and Emotional, Literacy and Mathematics.


Early years Foundation Stage was judged requires improvement in September 2014.  Since then the school has rigorously improved the education and outcomes for the children.

In 2016 78% of children achieved a good level of development which is above the national average.  Of those children eligible for pupil premium 68% achieved a good level of development.

Although we are pleased with these results we are not complacent and will continue to strive to be the best we possibly can.


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Phonics Screening Year 1

The Phonics Screening Check is meant to show how well your child can use the phonics skills they’ve learned up to the end of Year 1, and to identify students who need extra phonics help. The Department for Education defines the checks as “short, light-touch assessments” that take about four to nine minutes to complete.  The check consists of 40 words and non words that your child will be asked to read one to one with a teacher.  Non-words (or nonsense or pseudo-words are a collection of letters that will follow phonic rules your child has been taught.


In 2015 we saw a sharp rise in our % of children working at the expected level for phonics to 74%.  In 2016 we saw a drop to 73% well below the national figure of  81%.  As a school we have reflected on this result and put a number of actions in place to ensure that this level of attainment is not repeated next year.  

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KS1 Whipperley and National 2016



% achieved at Whipperley – National in brackets ()

All Children






Expected +

79 (74)

70 (65)

79 (73)

83 (82)

Greater Depth

24 (24)

13 (13)

23 (18)












Pupil Premium*

Expected +

73 (60)

58 (50)

75 (58)

77 (69)

Greater Depth

27 (12)

10 (6)

18 (9)








Ofsted now measure the gap between pupil premium and all other pupils not (PP) nationally

All Other pupil Nationally (NOT FSM)


Expected +










*National figures based on free school meals as pupil premium not currently available

Of those children who were at Whipperley for at least two years 67% achieved all of Reading, Writing, Maths and Science (RWMS) at expected or above and 59% of pupil premium children who were at Whipperley at the end of Reception and into Year 2  achieved RWMS at expected or above. 

% of all other children (not FSM) nationally who achieved expected in writing 68%



In 2016 the Key Stage 1 assessments changed and can't be compared with previous years.