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Comparing Schools

The percentage of children reaching age-related expectations at the end of Key Stage Two in 2017 was as follows:

Reading 88%
(National) 71%
Writing 90%
(National) 76%
Mathematics 90%
(National) 75%
Grammar, punctuation 96%
(National) 77%
Reading, writing & maths 88%
(National) 61%

The percentage of children reaching a high level of attainment at the end of Key Stage Two in 2017 was as follows:

Reading 20%, Writing 26%,  Mathematics 26%, Grammar, punctuation 30%, Reading, writing & maths 8%.

(2017 National figures not yet available)

Reading 20%
(2016 National) 19%
Writing 26%
(2016 National) 11%
Mathematics 26%
(2016 National) 19%
Grammar, punctuation 30%
(2016 National) 0%
RWM 8%
(2016 National) 0%

The average ‘scaled scores‘ in 2017 were:

  • Reading

    105.9 (2016 national average 102.6)

  • Mathematics

    106.8 (2016 national average 103.0)

  • Grammar, punctuation & spelling

    107.6 (national average TBA)

The progress scores for the 2016 (2017 National figures not yet available) cohort of children during Key Stage Two were as follows:

  • Reading

    0.6

  • Writing

    -0.8

  • Mathematics

    -1.3

Please click on the relevant link below to view the 2016 end of Key Stage data:



Please click on the following link to view the DFE performance tables:

Please click on the link below to view Burbage Primary School’s Pupil Premium Strategy for 2016-17:


If your child does not have Free School Meals, but may be eligible because of your family’s income level, please contact the office (in confidence) to register them. Even if you do not wish them to have the meals, this would mean the school could still claim Pupil Premium funding that may be used to help your child.

OFSTED examined this information during the last inspection and confirmed that our spending of pupil premium demonstrated best value…” Numbers of pupils supported by the pupil premium funding are far too low to make comparisons of their attainment with that of their peers, but they are making good progress”. OFSTED July 2014

The DfE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”
The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated by the Prime Minister this year. At Burbage Primary School these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:

Democracy:

Democracy is actively promoted within the school. Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our School Council and Pupil questionnaires. The elections of School Councillors are based solely on pupil votes, and each candidate makes a presentation about why they should be chosen before the vote is taken. Each teacher has different ways in which the pupils make their voices heard in their classroom e.g. through Circle Time, P4C, discussions, decisions over classroom rules etc. We try to challenge injustice through our curriculum e.g. we promote Black History Month every year. We focus on people such as Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks during assemblies and Diversity Week.

The Rule of Law:

The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days and through school assemblies. The children are taught right from wrong. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws; that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police; Fire Service; Road Safety Officers etc. are regular parts of our calendar and help reinforce this message. There is a clear Code of Conduct for all pupils which is on display in every area of the school. Each family signs the Home School Agreement which includes the Code of Conduct as well as other linking themes. Work in RE on Codes for living in different religions and the significance of the Golden rule for religious and non-religious people allow pupils to discuss the importance of this vale.

Individual Liberty:

Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for pupils to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advise how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons. Whether it be through choice of challenge, of how they record, of participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices. All classes work towards incentives such “Class Rewards” where their choices affect outcomes for themselves personally as well as the whole class. We also try to give ownership of learning to the children and promote a personal investigative approach. At break and lunch times the children are allowed to use the outside spaces according to their personal choices. Our shared values in the school promote both staff and children as good role models and we take opportunities to challenge stereotypes whenever the opportunity arises. Opportunities are also taken to explore that with individual liberty and freedom, comes responsibilities to the local community and the wider world.

Mutual Respect:

Part of our school ethos and behaviour policy has revolved around Core Values such as ‘Respect’, and pupils have been part of discussions and assemblies related to what this means and how it is shown. Posters around the school promote respect for others and this is reiterated through our classroom and learning rules, as well as our Rewards and Sanctions Policy. A fundamental aspect in our cross curricular work is to promote understanding and celebration of diversity: The Olympic pictures in the hall reflect this. Children in year 5 can become Buddies whereby they promote respect and friendships. We support events such as “Friendship Week” (Anti Bullying Week).
We promote respect Circle Time and PSCHE lessons. We provide opportunities for children to learn to respect others through our curriculum enrichment activiies e.g. The Our Heritage exhibition and Diversity Week. We support charities where they promote respect and tolerance e.g. Red Nose Day and Children in Need etc.

Respect for those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:

This is achieved through enhancing pupils understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity. The “Our Heritage Exhibition” gave us an insight into the lives of different families living in Derbyshire. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school. We celebrate festivals throughout the year from all the world religions. As part of our RE curriculum we visit places of worship.

Sports’ Provision 2015-2016

The government is providing additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – has been allocated to primary school headteachers.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they have had the freedom to choose how they do this. The Governors have opted to increase this amount by an additional £9,745.

The spending of this funding reflects the philosophy of this school, which is

Sports’ and PE provision should reflect a balance between competition and inclusion- sport for all. Whilst we support children to compete at the highest level they can, we also respect the necessity for children to ‘have a go’; learn new skills for life, including health benefits; learn how to strive; learn about fair play and learn that sport is fun.

From September 2013, schools have been held to account over how they spend their additional, ring-fenced funding.

The Grant allows for £8,000 per school plus £5 per pupil which equates to £9,427 for Burbage Primary School. We have planned to spend this grant on:

  • Quality sports coaching for the children. As well as the full range of PE all children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 will have at least a weekly lesson from an experienced sports coach. This includes professional planning and assessment; lessons will be monitored through the usual procedures of the school;
  • Quality professional development to enable sustainability – observation of lessons and staff training;
  • Four additional sports clubs added to our clubs provision;
  • The opportunity for our children to compete in local competitions, which accrues a cost;
  • Additional training during lunchtime for competition entrants as appropriate;
  • Facilitation of inter class tournaments;
  • To contribute to the cost, along with other local schools, to maintain a dedicated PE specialist based at Buxton Community School for one day a week. This will enable the provision of staff advice, support and staff training, plus access to further coaching
The breakdown of spending is as follows:
Sports Coaching for 5 days per week for the academic year, including provision for additional clubs£17,940
School Sport Coordinator £800
High Peak School and Sport Partnership£400

During the academic year 2015 – 16, 77% of children in KS2 took part in at least one extra-curricular club or intra-school tournament.

86% of Y6 pupils took part in at least one extra-curricular club or intra-school tournament.

49% of Y6 pupils took part in more than one club or tournament during the year.

Overall, 55% of KS2 children participated in at least one inter-school competition; 91% of Y6 participated in at least one inter-school competition (63% in more than one competition).

19% of Y6 children have participated in 9 or more intra/inter schools tournaments during the year. 23% participated in 5 or more events.

Of the 20 SEND children in KS2, 25% were involved in an inter-school competition and 55% were involved in an extra-curricular activity.

Of the 21 children entitled to Pupil Premium funding, 33% have been involved in inter-school competition and 71% have been involved in extra-curricular sporting activity.

10 children in KS2 have been identified as ‘gifted and talented’ in sport.
Detailed records of sports provision and achievement are available in school.

The status of sport at Burbage Primary School is very high. Recent successes have included winning the Buxton Schools’ Cross Country competition (October 2016) and progressing to the Derbyshire finals in the Y5/6 Football tournaments (November 2016). The school works closely with a number of external providers to offer a range of additional activities.

Continual Professional Development of teaching staff ensures the sustainability of the provision. For example, specialist coaching sessions are planned and delivered alongside coaching and teaching staff; INSET is delivered by specialist providers.

“The extra primary school sports’ funding is used to employ a sports’ coach in school, providing very high quality experiences. Pupils greatly enjoy the extra opportunities during and after the school day, which are improving fitness and well-being and contributing to staff training.” OFSTED July 2014