Aspire Academy Trust
Posted on: 08/01/2019

SATs 2018 Success

The Aspire Academy Trust is pleased to announce that it is one of the country’s top performing large Multi Academy Trusts (MATs) in the primary sector, following the publication of MAT Key Stage 2 (KS2) Progress scores for 2018.

The MAT performance tables, published by the Department for Education (DfE) in December, show the Trust as one of the highest performing MATs (with 10+ primary schools) for primary education progress in England.  The 2018 results saw successful performances across reading (7th place nationally) writing (5th place nationally) and mathematics (11th place nationally).  Aspire is one of only eight large MATS that achieved above average results in all three subjects of reading, writing and mathematics.

In Cornwall, Aspire academies again feature in the top 10 schools for all subjects at both expected and higher standards and figures released by the Department for Education (DFE) also indicate that The Aspire Academy Trust is Cornwall’s top performing multi academy trust for pupil progress.

Featured in this year’s league tables is a new measurement that shows how schools have performed over time - an aggregated score for performance over the last three years.  Sandy Hill Academy is Cornwall’s top performing school for Reading, Writing and Mathematics (RWM) combined at higher level, with Mawgan-in-Pydar School taking equal 3rd and Tintagel Primary School equal 4thMount Hawke Academy, Warbstow Community Primary School and Whitemoor Academy are also in the top ten scores for consistently doing well with higher attaining children.

At expected level in RWM combined, Mawgan-in-Pydar School, Sandy Hill Academy, St Mawes Primary School and Mount Hawke Academy take four of the top ten positions across the Duchy.

Writing has produced some excellent results too across the Trust with St Mawes Primary School taking 1st place in Cornwall at expected level and Probus Primary School scooping 3rdat higher level.  Writing progress in Aspire Academies is also acknowledged with Bugle School in top spot and Sandy Hill Academy in 3rd.

The intense and consistent focus on maths across the Trust continues to pay dividends with St Mawes Primary School the top school in Cornwall at expected level and St Minver School in 3rd place.  Other academies showing healthy progress include Mount Hawke Academy and Mawgan-in-Pydar School.

Outlined below are edited highlights from the 2018 Primary School Performance Tables (Cornwall Primaries):

Bugle School Delabole Community Primary School
1st for writing progress Top 10% (over 3 years) at RWM higher level
5th for writing progress (Disadvantaged) 2nd in reading progress (Boys)
2nd for writing progress (Girls) Top 10% reading (Exp Level)
Top performer for Lower Attainers achieving RWM Expected Standard Top 10% reading (Higher Level)
Mawgan-in-Pydar School Mount Hawke Academy
2nd in RWM (Exp Level - over 3 years) Equal 3rd in RWM (Exp Level - Girls)
Equal 3rd RWM (Higher Level - over 3 years) Equal 3rd in RWM (Higher Level - Boys)
3rd in reading progress (Girls) Equal 3rd in maths progress (Boys)
1st in maths average score (Outstanding) 2nd in maths progress (Outstanding)
Probus Primary School Sandy Hill Academy
3rd in writing (Exp Level) 3rd in RWM (Exp Level - over 3 years)
Equal 2nd in writing (Higher Level) 1st in RWM (Higher Level - over 3 years)
3rd in writing progress (Girls) 3rd in writing progress
Top performer for Middle Attainers writing progress 1st in writing progress (Outstanding)
St Mawes Primary School St Minver School
Equal 1st in writing (Exp Level) 3rd in maths (Exp Level)
Equal 1st in GPS (Exp Level) Top performer for Higher Attainers achieving RWM (Higher Level)
Equal 1st in Maths (Exp Level) Top 10% at RWM (Exp Level - over 3 years)
Tintagel Primary School Whitemoor Academy
Top 10% for RWM (Exp Level - over 3 years) 2nd in RWM (Higher Level)
3rd in RWM (Exp Level) 2nd in reading progress
1st in reading average score 2nd in RWM (Higher Level - Girls)
Equal 2nd in RWM (Higher Level - Boys) 1st in reading progress (Girls)


Such outstanding results, year on year, are only achieved through innovative and ambitious professional partnerships between all Aspire staff, working tirelessly to deliver a truly transformational agenda that continuously strives to get the basics right, remove barriers that prevent or slow down rapid improvements and ultimately deliver world-class outcomes for all its children.  

For more information on the DfE Performance Tables 2018, please click here.

For the full breakdown of Aspire academy 2018 SATs results, please click here.

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