Ofsted and Performance Data
Please find below our most recent Ofsted reports and relevant information from the Department for Education Performance Tables.
We are very proud of our pupils' performance this year. It is testament to a sustained period of school improvement. For several years the progress made by pupils at Montem was below national averages, as were pupil outcomes. In September 2017, when Montem entered federation with Drayton Park, the new leadership team set a three year goal for sustained school improvement to become evident in pupils' SATs results. In 2020, pupils achieved positive progress scores in all core subjects - better than the national average. Outcomes were in line with or above national averages in all core subjects, including in the ‘combined’ percentage of children who achieved the expected standard in all subjects.
This is a step change for pupils at Montem, especially the significant number from disadvantaged backgrounds. Our socially and economically disadvantaged pupils now make more than expected progress in all core subject areas. The school is on a rapid trajectory of improvement. We are very excited about continuing to build on our success and becoming a truely high performing school.
How School Performance is Measured
Schools' performance can be judged in many ways. At Montem we engage in a rigorous self-assessment process, looking at all aspects of our work. Click here to see the most recent Ofsted report about our school. A key indicator of our performance is how well our pupils achieve academically. In particular, we judge pupils' outcomes in reading, writing and maths and compare our results to those of other schools.
Across the country children take national tests, commonly called SATs, at the end of Year 2 and Year 6. They also take a phonics test at the end of Year 1 and a multiplication test at the end of Year 4. The government publish our results and compare them to national averages on the Department for Education website. Please view the page for Montem here (though note, the information given goes only to 2019).
Click here to see information on our 2020 results. Due to lockdown, pupils did not sit the normal SATs tests. However, we do have a clear idea about how well our children were performing when we went into lockdown. We have ensured this data has been externally scutinised for accuracy. We want our parents and above all our children to know how well they achieved.
You may also be interested in how we spend our 'Pupil Premium' funding. This is money allocated to enable us to help vulnerable pupils, particularly those who are looked after or entitled to free school meals.