Although standardized testing is only one small measure of how well our school is doing, Three Bridges is a consistent top performer, both locally and nationally.
By the end of Key Stage 2:
In mathematics, 91% of children achieved the expected standard (EXS). This is well above both local and national averages. 25% achieved greater depth, also above the national average. This reflects a progress measure between Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 of 3.4. This places us in the top 5% of schools nationally. The average score pupils achieved on the national test was 107.
In reading, 82% of children achieved the expected standard. This is also well above the national average. 20% of our children achieved greater depth. Our progress measure in reading is above national, at 1.4. This also illustrates our excellent results in Key Stage 1 and the Early Years. The average score pupils achieved on the national test was 106.
In writing, 85% of children achieved the expected standard. This is well above national again, showing the great results pupils achieve at Three Bridges. 37% of our children achieved greater depth in writing, well above national averages, with progress being marked at 1.8, which is above the national average of 0.
In spelling, punctuation and grammar, 93% of pupils at Three Bridges achieved the expected standard. This is well above national average. 49% of pupils achieved greater depth, nearly double the national average. The average score pupils achieved on the national test was 111.
By the end of Key Stage 2, 80% of pupils have achieved the expected standard (EXS) in all of reading, writing and mathematics combined. This is well above the national average. 15% of pupils have achieved the high standard across all three subjects, which is also above the national average.
Three Bridges is a national support centre and provides training and development to schools from across England and around the globe. Over 300 schools have visited Three Bridges, and over 3000 school leaders and teachers. Our work has been featured in a number of publications, including Dame Reena Keeble's 'Best Practice in Primary' commissioned by the Teaching Schools Council, Teach Primary's 'Outstanding Schools' feature, The Key for School Leaders, the Financial Times, The Teacher, Primary School Management, Education Leadership and Management and a variety of books on education. The Guardian called us 'The Happiest School on Earth'.
Read the letter we were sent from Minister of State for School Standards, Nick Gibb MP, in 2017!
Click here to look at the school comparison tool for 2018 on the government website.