Attainment

Key Stage 1 (2015)

Overall Derby has seen an improvement on last year’s level 2B+ results. The majority of the 152 Local Authorities have also seen improvements in mathematics and writing, whilst reading has remained unchanged.

Reading – Derby has remained the same as last year - 77%. (Nationally there has been a 1% rise to 82%). Derby is ranked 139th nationally (previously ranked 125th).
Writing – Derby has remained the same as last year – 66%. Nationally there has been a 2% rise to 72%). Derby is ranked 141st nationally (previously ranked 115th).
Mathematics – Derby has improved by 1% on last year to 77%. (Nationally there has been a 2% rise to 82%). Derby is ranked 137th nationally (previously ranked 126th).

Characteristics

Main findings for Derby compared to comparator authorities and national results (based on pupils achieving level 2 and above);

By gender
Both locally and nationally, girls continue to out-perform boys. In particular, for the Derby "pupils eligible for free school meals" group, girls significantly out-performed boys (Derby 14 percentage points gap).

By ethnic groups
Reading – girls from a black ethnic group significantly out-performed boys from a black ethnic group (Derby 9 percentage points gap).
Writing – girls from a black ethnic group significantly out-performed boys from a black ethnic group (Derby 12 percentage points gap).
Mathematics – girls from a black ethnic group significantly out-performed boys from a black ethnic group (Derby 6 percentage points gap).

By English as an additional language (EAL)
When compared with pupils with English as an additional language, a greater proportion of pupils whose first language was English achieved the expected level.

Reading – Derby's attainment points gap has widened since 2014 by 1% to an 8 percentage points gap (nationally the gap has narrowed by 1% to 3%).
Writing - Derby's attainment points gap has remained at 8 percentage points (nationally the gap narrowed by 1% to 3%).
Mathematics - Derby's attainment points gap has remained at 6% (nationally the gap has narrowed by 1% to 2%).

By free school meals eligibility (FSM)
When compared with pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, a greater proportion of pupils who were not eligible for free school meals achieved the expected level.

Reading - Derby's attainment points gap has remained at 14% (nationally the gap has narrowed by 2% to 10%).
Writing – Derby's attainment points gap has remained at 17 percentage points (nationally the gap has narrowed by 1% to a 13%).
Mathematics - Derby's attainment points gap has remained at 10 percentage points (nationally the gap has narrowed by 1% to 8%).

By special educational needs (SEN)
Pupils with SEN continue to perform less well than pupils with no identified SEN. SEN support pupils perform better than those SEN with a statement or EHC plan.

Reading - Derby's percentage gap between SEN pupils and all other pupils is 40 percentage points. National average gap is 37 percentage points.
Writing - Derby's percentage gap between SEN pupils and all other pupils is 48 percentage points. National average gap is 44 percentage points.
Mathematics - Derby's percentage gap between SEN pupils and all other pupils is 32 percentage points. National average gap is 31 percentage points.

Year 1 Phonics (2015)

The main measure is the percentage of pupils who took the phonics screening check and met the required standard (Wa). The phonic mark can be between 0 and 40. If a pupil’s mark is at or above the threshold mark they are considered to have reached the required standard. The threshold mark is 32.

70% of Derby Yr1 pupils met the required standard (a rise of 6% on last year). This is compared to a national percentage of 77% (a rise of 3% on last year). Derby is ranked 10th against their comparator authorities (a rise of one place since last year). Derby is ranked 146th nationally (a rise of four places since last year).

Characteristics

Main findings for Derby compared to comparator authorities and national results (based on pupils achieving the required standard of Phonics decoding);

By gender
Girls continue to outperform boys nationally and locally. In particular, girls who are eligible for free school meals significantly out-performed boys who are eligible for free school meals (Derby 15 percentage points gender gap).

By ethnic groups
Over the last three years, Derby's pupils of all ethnic groups have continued to perform below their comparator authorities' and national averages.

By English as an additional language (EAL)
Locally, pupils with English as a first language performed better than pupils with a language other than English as their first language (10% gap in Derby, 5% gap comparator authorities' average, 3% gap East Midlands and 1% gap nationally).

The EAL/non-EAL attainment gap for Derby has widened by 4% since 2014. The East Midlands has narrowed by 1% and the national gap has remained the same.

By free school meals eligibility (FSM)
Pupils not eligible for free school meals performed better than those eligible for free school meals (15% gap in Derby, 14% gap comparator authorities, 17% gap East Midlands and 14% gap nationally).

Derby's FSM/non-FSM attainment gap has narrowed by 2% since 2014. Derby’s comparator authorities' and the national gap has also narrowed by 2%, East Midlands gap has remained the same.

By special educational needs (SEN)
Pupils with SEN performed less well than pupils with no identified SEN. SEN Support (39%) performed better than those SEN pupils with a statement or EHC plan (6%).

Derby's SEN pupils performed considerably below their comparator authorities and nationally. In particular, Derby's 'SEN with a statement or EHC plan' pupils performed 8% below their comparator authorities' and 12% below nationally.

Key Stage 2 (2015)

Derby’s average combined reading, writing and mathematics level 4+ remains at 77% - which has dropped from 5th to 8th against their comparator authorities in this indicator. Derby is ranked 134th nationally (last year they were ranked 104th);

Expected progress in reading is down by 1% to 90% - Derby has dropped from 3rd to 5th against their comparator authorities in this indicator.

Expected progress in writing is up 2% to 93% - which has seen Derby improve from 10th to 9th against their comparator authorities in this indicator.

Expected progress in mathematics is down 1% to 89% - this is a drop from 3rd to 6th against Derby’s comparator authorities in this indicator.

Reading level 4+ remains at 87% - however, this is up from 6th to 4th against their comparator authorities in this indicator.

Writing level 4+ is remains at 83% - a drop from 6th to 11th against their comparator authorities in this indicator.

Mathematics level 4+ is down by 1% to 84% - a drop from 3rd to 7th against their comparator authorities in this indicator.

Overall nationally the results are; reading, writing and mathematics L4+ up 2% to 80%; expected progress in reading is the same as last year (91%); in writing up by 1% to 94% and mathematics is the same as last year (90%).

Characteristics

By gender
Girls continue to outperform boys nationally and locally. In particular, Derby's disadvantaged girls outperformed their disadvantaged boys by 11%.

By English as an additional language (EAL)
Pupils with English as a first language continue to perform better than pupils with a language other than English as their first language (2% gap nationally and 8% locally).

Derby's EAL/non-EAL attainment gap has widened by 1% since 2014 (comparator and national gap has remained the same).

By free school meals eligibility (FSM)
Pupils not eligible for free school meals continue to perform better than those eligible for free school meals (21% gap in Derby and 17% nationally).

Derby's FSM/non-FSM attainment gap has narrowed by 4% since 2014. The East Midlands, national and comparator gaps have narrowed by 2%, 1% and 3% respectively. Derby’s gap remains wider than their comparators (18%), East Midlands (18%) and national (17%).

By special educational needs (SEN)
Pupils with SEN continue to perform less well than pupils with no identified SEN (SEN/non-SEN gap is 51% nationally and locally). SEN Support pupils (40%) performed better than those with a statement or EHC Plan (12%).

By ethnic groups
Pupils from a mixed heritage are the lowest performing group in Derby (74% - 3 percentage points below the Derby average). Nationally, pupils from a black heritage are the lowest performing (79% - 1 percentage points below the national average).

Key Stage 4 (2015)

Main findings for Derby compared to comparator authorities and national results;

% 5+ A*-C including English and mathematics – Derby’s average is down by 2.4% to 47.6%. Nationally the result is up by 0.4% to 53.8%. Out of the 152 Local Authorities, 68 have also seen a drop in this indicator since 2014. Of these 68 LAs, 17 have dropped by more than 2.4% (the largest drop being Kensington and Chelsea LA by 6.6%). Derby was ranked 134th in 2014 and are now ranked 142nd out of 152 LAs nationally.

% English Baccalaureate – Derby’s average is down by 1.4% to 18.0%. Nationally the result is up by 0.1% to 22.9%.

Comparator authorities’ analysis – Derby has dropped from 9th to 11th for % 5+ A*-C including English and mathematics against our comparator authorities and from 8th to 9th in English Baccalaureate.

% of pupils in state-funded schools making expected progress in English and mathematics between key stage 2 and key stage 4:
English – Derby’s percentage has seen a drop of 0.7% to 64.3%. The national average is 71.1% (which is a drop of 0.5%).
Mathematics - Derby’s percentage has seen a drop of 4.0% to 60.0%. The national average is 66.9% (which is an increase of 1.4%).

Characteristics

By gender
Girls generally continue to outperform boys at Key Stage 4

By English as an additional language (EAL)
A greater proportion of pupils whose first language is English achieved at least 5 A*-C GCSEs (or equivalent) grades including English and mathematics (Derby 49% English and 41% EAL, comparator authorities’ 54% English and 50% EAL, nationally 58% English and 55% EAL achieved).

Derby's pupil's for whom English is their first language had the lowest achievement of all their comparator authorities. Derby's EAL pupil's had the second lowest achievement of all their comparator authorities.

Derby's 2015 EAL/non-EAL attainment gap has narrowed by 1.1% since 2014 to 8.0%. The East Midlands and comparator authorities' gaps have also narrowed (by 0.7% and 0.6% respectively). The national gap has widened by 0.7% to 2.9%.

By free school meals eligibility (FSM)
Pupils eligible for free school meals are still performing less well than their peers (locally 24% FSM and 52% non-FSM; nationally 33% FSM and 61% non-FSM). Derby's FSM pupils are the lowest performing of all their comparator authorities.

Derby's FSM/non-FSM attainment gap has widened since 2014 by 2.4% to 28.7%. The comparator authorities, East Midlands and national gaps have also widened (by 0.8% to 29.0%, by 1.9% to 30.1% and 0.8% to 27.8% respectively).

By special educational needs (SEN)
For 2014/15, following SEND reforms, SEN pupils are categorised as 'SEN with a statement or Education, health and care (EHC) plan' and 'SEN support'. SEN support replaces school action and school action plus but some pupils remain with these provision types in first year of transition.

Of all reported characteristics, pupils with SEN have the largest attainment gap when compared to those without any identified SEN. For pupils with SEN, 12.7% locally and 20.1% nationally achieved 5+ A*-C including English and mathematics compared to those pupils with no identified SEN (56% locally and 64% nationally). This is a difference of 42.9% locally and 44.1% nationally.

By ethnic groups
The percentage of pupils achieving at least 5 A*- C GCSEs (or equivalent) grades, including English and mathematics, continues to vary between different ethnic groups. Locally, the highest achieving groups were pupils of white ethnicity (49%) and Chinese (80%).

Nationally and locally, the lowest achieving group are the pupils of black ethnicity (30% in Derby and 52% nationally).

In Derby all ethnic groups (except Chinese) have dropped in performance since 2014. Nationally, all groups (except pupils from a black ethnic background) have improved since 2014. Chinese pupils remain the highest attaining ethnic group year on year both nationally and locally.

Derby's lowest achieving ethnic group (pupils from a black background) have dropped in performance by 16.4% since 2014. They have also seen a widening of their attainment gap on all pupils (from 3.2% gap in 2013 to 17.2% gap in 2014).

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