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High achievement

Burnside pupils make very good academic progress and achieve very well compared to their peers locally in Northumberland and nationally.

We focus on pupils' attainment and progress from different starting points.



We aim for as many pupils as possible to meet age-related expectations based on the National Curriculum by the end of each year group. Many pupils will meet these expectations during the school year and will start to apply their learning in different ways to work at greater depth.



Every child is unique, each with their own abilities. We track progress from each pupil's starting point:

  • Reception, from an initial assessment when pupils start school
  • Year 1 and Year 2, from the end of Reception based on the 'good level of development' judgement
  • Years 3-6, from the end of Year 2 (key-stage 1) based on National Curriculum levels or assessment against national standards.


Key groups of pupils

Every pupil is important and we track their academic progress individually. We also focus on 4 key groups of pupils:

  • the most-able pupils, typically with the highest starting points
  • disadvantaged pupils who receive additional government funding known as the Pupil Premium grant
  • pupils with special educational needs
  • those pupils who need to catch-up their peers.


Schools must publish end of key-stage 2 results. 

This year we have no statutory headline data (from SATS) this is because during the pandemic pupils were not required to take them. Teachers have made judgments about pupils learning. 


Link to the DFE performance


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