The information below compares the attainment of our pupils with local authority and national averages. We are delighted with the results across the school. They are a tribute to the children and the staff.
Due to the Pandemic, the Phonics Screening Test this year (2021) was taken in October by Year 2 pupils. We are pleased to report that 89% of the pupils achieved the expected standard. For more information about the Phonics Screening Test please use the link below.
The DfE now requires schools to publish outcomes for pupils’ swimming achievements by the end of Year 6.
National Curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety:
At Thurston CE Primary Academy the pupils were taught to swim in Years 4 and 5 at Stowmarket Pool using Suffolk Norse Swimming. Due to the pandemic, Years 4 and 5 missed out on the swimming tuition and therefore both year groups, current Year 5 and 6, are having 1 hour swimming tuition on a termly basis.
Swimming Challenge Awards – Gold
By the end of the Autumn Term 2018, of the pupils in Year 5, 100% pupils were able to swim a distance of 25 metres or more and 93% pupils have gained PSA Awards.
Pupils who have not reach the proficiency advised by DfE will be offered funding to continue swimming tuition in Year 5/6 privately.