Key Information

2017 KS2 Department for Education Primary School Performance Data


As of November 2017 the Primary school performance data was published.


Please find the data with regards to our school's results below:


Percentage of pupils who achieved the expected standard or above in reading, writing and maths

  • Reading 90%  (National 72%)
  • Writing  (Teacher Assessed) 79%    ( National 76%)
  • Maths  95%  (National 75%)
  • Grammar, punctuation & spelling   84%    (National 77%)


Percentage of pupils who achieved a high level of attainment in reading, writing and maths

  • Reading 42%    
  • Writing  37%  
  • Maths   37%    
  • Grammar, punctuation & spelling  32%   


Average Progress scores in reading, writing and maths

  • Reading  +1.3           (National 0.0)
  • Writing (TA) +0.2   ( National 0.0)
  • Maths   +3.1            (National 0.0)


The average "Scaled score" in:

  • Reading  107.7
  • Writing  107.3
  • Maths    109.0


Please follow the link below to gain access to the Department for Education Performance Tables:

Ofsted Reports




The sports grant for 2017-18 was spent in various ways to sustain the high quality of PE at Birch Primary School as follows:- 


Staff Training - training through lesson observations and OAA training

Outside Teaching Professionals 

Transport and entry to to competitions



Birch demonstrates high levels of participation in PE through quality lessons and varied clubs.  We have shown a commitment to varied PE through our work on swimming,  on-going staff training, as well as participation in a wide variety of Level 1 (in school) and Level 2 (out of school) events. Last year, this included, cross country, football, tag rugby, dodge-ball, cricket, athletics and orienteering. For the first time, children attended an cheerleading competition and we were able to send a team to compete at a Girls' Football Tournament. This year, Birch has entered 2 teams in level 3 competitions and 4 individuals have qualified for the cross-country finals. Children also enjoyed sports festivals and performing cheerleading routines at local events and Sports Day.


Please see the detail of the spend in the attached document below:

Active Essex Report on Sports Grant 2017-2018

Impact of Sports Grant Infographic 2017-2018

"Application for leave of absence during term time" form

Admissions & County Education links


Essex County Council - School Admissions page.


Essex County Council - Links to main education and schools page.



School Equality Objectives

School Improvement Plan 2017-18

Self Evaluation Form September 2017