School Performance

At River Beach we want every child to succeed which is why our aim is to give them every chance every day.
Academic achievement is very important. We want our pupils to achieve as highly as they can and this means making the progress we would expect and more. It is our responsibility to deliver a curriculum which excites and engages our children and at the same time gives them the skills and knowledge they need for the future especially as regards reading, writing and maths.
We are extremely proud of the progress made by our pupils since River Beach opened in September 2011 and since we became an Academy in September 2013.
The big picture form the data we have collected since we opened, is that our pupils generally make better progress than would be expected in all phases in our school from Early Years up to and including Year 6.
Our data is very detailed and hard to explain briefly, however it is important for you to know that we track each individual pupil in at least reading, writing and maths very carefully throughout the year and at the end of every year.
An overview of our annual data assessment is as follows


  • A baseline assessment when the children have been here a few weeks
  • An assessment at the end of the year to check what progress has been made

Year 1

  • National Phonics Test

Year 2

  • National Key Stage 1 tasks in Reading, writing and mathematics

Year 3 to 5

  • Internal assessments in reading, writing and mathematics

Year 6

  • National Key Stage 2 tests in Reading, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling and mathematics
  • Teacher assessments in writing

The headlines from our analysis of data from last year, our first as an Academy and third as a school are as follows

  • In early Years (Reception), our children made better progress than would be expected
  • The results of the Year 1 National phonics test improved for the third year in a row
  • The overview of the progress of pupils in both Key Stages and all year groups in Reading, Writing and mathematics was better than expected.

We are very pleased with the positive progress our pupils are making. Unfortunately this was not reflected in the progress made by Year 6 pupils since their Key stage 1 tests. However the progress they have made since River Beach opened and since we became an Academy is better than expected.

Whilst we were pleased with the percentage of children achieving level 4 in reading, writing and maths, we were disappointed with the percentage of children who achieved level 4 in all three areas. We have made this one of the focuses of our school improvement plan this year.

Please see below for national data

2016 School Performance Data

Ofsted Data Dashboard

School Performance in the national Key Stage 2 tests (NCTs or SATs)