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Welcome to St Mary's C.E. Middle School

Thank you for visiting the website for St. Mary's C.E. Middle School. We are a 9-13 middle school situated on the outskirts of Puddletown, a small village in the beautiful Dorset countryside. We are a church school with an ethos built on the core Christian values of respect, forgiveness, justice, uniqueness, equality and acceptance.

Our aim is to give every pupil the chance to achieve their God given potential in all areas of their life and we are proud to have been assessed as an outstanding church school in our last two Church of England inspections. We expect the highest standards in both academic work and behaviour and we place our children at the centre of everything we do.

The pupils, staff and governors are very proud of our school and we hope that this website will allow you to see why. We look forward to having the opportunity to meet you in person.

Year 6 SATS Results

The Year 6 SATS tests results for the last two years can be seen below.  They show the percentage of pupils who have achieved ARE (Age Related Expectation which is the national standard expected of a child in Year 6) and GD (Greater Depth which means that a pupils is working above the national standard of a child in Year 6).  The figures in brackets are the national average for each result.

 

 

2016

ARE

2016

GD

2017

ARE

2017

GD

Reading 78% 34% 75% (71%) 24% (25%)
Writing 53% 1% 65% (76%) 6% (18%)
SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) 77% 22% 73% (77%) 33% (31%)
Maths 58% 15% 72% (75%) 12% (23%)
Reading/Writing/Maths 38% 1% 58% (61%) 2% (9%)

 

The table below shows the average scaled school achieved by the school and the national result for the same cohort of children.

 

  School 2016 National 2016 School 2017 National 2017
Reading 106 103 104 104
Maths 102 103 102 104

 

The progress that each pupil makes is calculated by comparing their attainment at Key Stage 1 (Year 2) to their attainment at Key Stage 2 (Year 6).  These results are averaged out to give a school progress measure score.  A school score of 0 indicates that pupils in the school progress at the same rate as the national average.  A positive score means that the pupils in the school achieve progress higher than those nationally and, conversely, a negative score indicates that pupils in the school achieve progress lower than those nationally

 

  Reading Writing Maths
St. Mary's C.E. Middle School Progress Dorset Average Progress St. Mary's C.E. Middle School Progress Dorset Average Progress St. Mary's C.E. Middle School Progress Dorset Average Progress
2016 0.8 -0.6 -5.9 -3.4 -3.5 -1.9
2017 -1.2 -0.6 -5.5 -1.6 -3.4 -1.5

 

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