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 2021 Phonics Screening Test was taken in October by Year 2 pupils. We are pleased to report that 89% of the pupils achieved the expected standard. Our Year 1 Pupils took the Phonics Screening Test in June 2022 and 74% 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:
Last academic year the pupils at Thurston CE Primary Academy were taught to swim in Years 5 and 6 at Stowmarket Pool using Suffolk Norse Swimming as, due to the pandemic, they missed out on the swimming tuition in Year 4. Currently Year 4 and 5 are attending an hours swimming lesson each week.
Swimming Challenge Awards – Gold
By the end of the Academic Year 2021-21 98% of the pupils in Year 5 and 6 were able to swim a distance of 25 metres or more and 98% 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.