Year 6 SATs

The Year 6 SATs results published in the summer of 2018 show the positive progress achieved by pupils at Key Stage 2. The table below shows the percentage of pupils who achieved at or above the expected level in the key areas of the primary curriculum:

  % of pupils at or above expected level 
Reading 70% 
Mathematics 74%
Writing 80%

EGPS (English, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling)


With the introduction of the new Key Stage 2 Assessment Structure, levels have been discarded and children now receive a scaled score calculated from their raw score in each test. Children who achieve a score of 100 or above will have met the expected standard. The scaled score of 100 is roughly equivalent to an old level 4b. Our pupils achieved an average 'scaled score' of 104 in Reading and 105 in Maths.

58% of students achieved the expected standard or above in reading, writing and maths, with 4% of pupils achieving a high level of attainment in reading, writing and maths. 

New progress measures compare pupils’ Key Stage 2 results to the actual achievements of other pupils nationally with similar prior attainment. Progress results are calculated for a school based on their specific cohort of pupils. A school's scores should be interpreted alongside their associated confidence intervals (in brackets).

For 2018, the progress scores were as follows (based only on pupils who had their prior attainment assessed):

  • Reading Progress Score = -1.4 (-3.3 to 0.5)
  • Writing Progress Score = -0.4 (-2.2 to 1.4)
  • Maths Progress Score = -1.1 (-2.8 to 0.6)

Year 11 GCSE

The Royal Alexandra and Albert School is the top non-selective state school in the area with 82% of GCSEs graded 4 - 9 in the summer of 2018.

This outstanding achievement has seen the School reach higher than the national average in all key government measures, with pupils achieving the following:

  • 74% of pupils achieved a good pass of grade 4 and above in English and Maths, with 54% of pupils achieving a grade 5 and above.
  • 100% of pupils achieved a strong pass (grade 5 and above) in Triple Science, with 85% of students achieving a grade 7 or above in the subject, which is the equivalent to an A or A*.
  • This year, 28% of all GCSEs were graded 7/ A or above.
  • 47% of pupils entered the EBacc qualification - this is above the local and national average. 
  • Progress 8 score = 0.03. The national average is 0.00.
  • Attainment 8 score = 51.2. This is an increase from 2016/17, and shows that pupils' average grade is a strong pass. This is above the local and national averages.
  • 92% of students stayed in education or entered employment after Year 11.

The graph below shows the upward trend of academic attainment at the School:


Sixth Form

In 2018, Year 13 students who sat their exams achieved a higher percentage of A*-B at A Level than would have been predicted for them based on their prior attainment at GCSE:


% A Levels graded A*-B 

Expected Results 


Actual Results


Of the students whose destinations is known, 88% secured a place at university, 6% entered an apprenticeship and 6% are taking a gap year. 

Destinations of Leavers 2018

School Performance Tables and Department for Education School Performance Tables