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Ofsted and Performance

Our data story:

Shakespeare Primary School is an improving school with pupil outcomes clearly increasing over time.  During the global pandemic, schools have not been required to assess pupils against the statutory framework in summers of 2019 and 2020.  At Shakespeare, we have assessed pupils against the framework used in 2019, to give us a clear idea of how well our pupils are doing, despite splitting their learning between home and school.  Year 6 have completed the 2019 KS2 SAT papers under identical test conditions to previous years.


Our early years pupils often start working below the national expectations as they come into school.  Our nursery and reception pupils thrive in our play-based learning space, where they acquire early skills in reading, writing and number, alongside a broad and varied curriculum.  Our youngest pupils make accelerated progress, which helps them begin to work more closely to national expectations.

Pupils in Years 1 and 2 move from a play-based curriculum to learning basic skills in reading, writing and maths.  Once again, pupils are making increasingly rapid progress over the key stage.


Pupils in Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6) develop their understanding of reading, writing and maths, increasing their independence in their learning skills.  Pupils make at least expected progress over the key stage as their learning becomes more complex.

Please find below our most recent Ofsted reports and relevant information from the Department for Education Performance Tables.


Due to Covid-19, there were no statutory tests for KS2 in 2019/20 and 2020/21 therefore there are no results to publish. The last published results were in 2018/19 but our data story can be found at the top of the page.