Extraordinary SATS success for Clutton

We are delighted to announce that as a school, Clutton Primary School have achieved 100% in the 2019 Sats exams. Our pupils achieved 100% attainment in year 2 for reading and maths, with 100% attainment in year 6 for reading, grammar, punctuation and spelling, and maths.

Pupils at Clutton undertook the Statutory Assessment Tests, more commonly known as Sats, in May 2019 alongside thousands of children across the UK. The government’s Standards and Testing Agency test children twice during their primary school education, once at the end of Key Stage 1 in year 2, and once at the end of Key Stage 2 in year 6.

National figures for 2019 Sats for Key Stage 2 have revealed that 79% of children have reached the expected standard in maths, a slight rise from 2018. Whilst in reading, attainment of the expected standard fell slightly to 73%.

Year 6 teacher Mrs Browne commented: “We are delighted with our Sats results this year, which are over 20% above the national average scores. The children have done remarkably well and we congratulate them for this wonderful achievement.”

Overall combined national figures for pupils reaching the expected level in Sats for Key Stage 2 was 65%. The statutory tests were overhauled in 2016 as part of a new curriculum, making them harder for pupils.

Year 2 teacher Mrs James said: “Year 2 is the first experience of testing for pupils and we try and make the process as stress free for them as possible. We don’t want our pupils to worry about Sats at all. In fact, most of them don’t even know they’re doing Sats in year 2.”

As a rural OFSTED outstanding primary school in Clutton, Chester with around 70 children on roll, our pupils are taught in vertical classes, which groups children of more than one year group within one class.

Our school is one of the founding schools of The Samara Trust, a multi academy trust based in Cheshire. CEO of The Samara Trust Mrs Paula Moreton congratulated the school on their success:

“The hard work and commitment of the pupils and staff to achieve these results is commendable. Clutton C of E Primary School has played a significant role in the development of pedagogy across The Samara Trust and will continue to do so. The teaching staff are a strong team whose expertise in teaching vertical age classes has achieved 100% in the Sats. This shows what can be achieved when pupils, staff and parents work together in partnership. The pupils are, and should be, extremely proud of their achievements. Well done Clutton C of E Primary School.”