School Development & Improvment

At The Laurels we want every child to succeed which is why our aim for children to grow in confidence and learn to succeed.
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 and are proud to say that we achieve either in line or above national expectations. The big picture form the data we have collected over the last 3 years, 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 3.
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 all curriculum areas 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 and Science
  • Teacher assessments in writing

We are always striving to be better, targets for the year can be found on our School Impovement plan.

School Development Plan 2015-2016