Performance data

School performance data


Brookburn’s progress measures are:

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. This body reports directly to Parliament and they are are independent and impartial. One of the duties of Ofsted is to inspect schools. Inspections are usually once every three years and schools are telephoned the day before an inspection takes place. Brookburn’s last inspection was in November 2011.

The inspection lasts no longer than two days. Inspectors look at the school’s self-evaluation, consider the school’s performance results, and examine the previous inspection report to prepare before the visit.

Once they are in the school, the inspectors sit in on lessons and examine the way lessons are planned, among other things. At the end of the inspection they report on our overall effectiveness, achievements and standards.


We were last inspected by Ofsted in November 2011.

The key findings of this inspection are detailed below. You can download the full report via the button on the right of this page.

  • Overall effectiveness– Outstanding
  • Achievement of pupils – Outstanding
  • Quality of teaching– Outstanding
  • Behaviour and safety of pupils– Outstanding
  • Leadership and management – Outstanding


  • Pupils flourish academically and socially in this outstanding school because they are happy, feel safe and receive excellent care, guidance and support.
  • Children make an excellent start in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  • The very rich curriculum provides exciting and memorable experiences that successfully engage them in all aspects of school life.
  • Teaching is of a consistently high standard throughout the school.
  • Particularly strong features of teaching are: very good relationships; excellent subject knowledge that inspires and challenges pupils of all abilities; the very effective use of resources including information and communication technology (ICT) and the highly effective support of very skilled teaching assistants.
  • Very good use of high quality assessment and tracking systems enable staff to set challenging targets, plan interesting yet demanding tasks and target extra help.
  • Careful adaptations ensure that pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities and those who speak English as an additional language are fully involved in all learning activities with their classmates.
  • Senior leaders and managers, staff and the governing body share a clear vision for on going improvement; there is no complacency.
  • Staff lead professional development and share good practice with other schools.
  • Excellent promotion of equal opportunities ensures there is no discrimination and all pupils achieve well and participate fully.


 Key Stage Two

Since 2015, children in Year 6  have taken part in the new testing and assessment arrangements.  Pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the new curriculum is assessed.  This curriculum provides greater challenge with higher expectations set for the end of KS2.

The results of the SATs (tests) are reported using a scaled score, where a score of 100 represents the expected standard.  The highest possible score is 120 and the lowest is 80.

Year 6 pupils are assessed in reading, writing, grammar, punctuation and spelling (SPAG) and Maths.  For further information, please see the Information for parents KS2 leaflet from the Standards and Testing Agency.

To view the full Brookburn Primary School validated results from the Department for Education which are now available on the Government’s website  please click here

To view the compare schools in our area or nationally please click here

End of KS2 SATs results 2017

Brookburn’s Performance

National Average

Reading – expected standard 92% 71%
Reading -Greater Depth 58% 25%
Reading – average scaled score 110 104
Writing – expected standard 80% 76%
Writing – greater depth 17% 18%
Writing – average Scaled Score Not Available Not Available
SPAG – expected standard 90% 77%
SPAG – greater depth 39% 31%
SPAG – average scaled score 109 106
Maths – expected standard 90% 75%
Maths – greater depth 46% 23%
Maths – average scaled score 108 104
Combined scores* – expected standard 80% 61%
Combined scores – greater depth 14% 9%

*Combined scores are children achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and maths.


Department for education calculate progress measures using  a value-added measure from KS1 to KS2. This value added measure is worked out from the progress made since KS1.

Brookburn ‘s Progress Measures are:

Reading +3.8
Writing  -1.81
Maths +2.14


Interpreting Progress Scores

A score of 0 means  on average children do about as well at KS2 as those with similar prior attainment nationally. A positive score means on average children do better. A negative score means on average children are not doing so well.

Key Stage One

This is the second year of the new testing and assessment arrangements for Year 2.  These arrangements reflect the more challenging national curriculum which was introduced in 2014.  For more information please see the leaflet Information for parents from the Standards and Testing Agency.

At the end of KS1 (Yr2), teachers are required to assess each child in the areas of reading, writing and maths.  National Curriculum assessment tests are used to support teachers’ judgements.

The system of national curriculum levels has been removed and the new measures are as follows:

Expected Standard – Working at the expected standard for a child at the end of Year 2

Greater Depth – Working at greater depth within the expected standard, with a strong understanding of the curriculum

End of KS1 SATs results 2016  Brookburn’s Performance  National Average
Reading – expected standard 84% 76%
Reading – greater strength 31% 25%
Writing – expected standard 62% 68%
Writing – greater depth 15% 16%
Maths – expected standard 77% 75%
Maths – greater depth 18% 20%
Combined scores* 57% 64%
Combined scores – greater depth 10% 11%

*Combined scores are children achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and maths

Early Years Foundation Stage

75% of pupils in Reception attained a Good Level of Development against the Early Years framework.  The national average is 71%.

A Good Level of Development is defined as children working at the expected standard or exceeding the expected standard in the key areas of literacy, maths, physical development, communication and language and personal, social and emotional development.

Year One Phonic Screening (Year 1)

85% of pupils in Year One attained the expected standard in the Phonic Screening test.  The national average is  81%.




OFSTED Report 2011

OFSTED Report 2007

2018 Provisional Results

"Pupils flourish academically and socially in this outstanding school because they are happy, feel safe and receive excellent care, guidance and support."

Ofsted 2011