Shaping Learning For Life

Stockbridge - Primary and Pre-school

Early Years & Year 1 data

In 2021-22, our Early Years children and Year 1 children performed superbly to maintain a 3 year trend of high attainment despite great turbulence during COVID years and limited access to toddler groups and the like in their early development. Our Early Years team is strong and we place high outcomes for children at the top of our agenda whether they are 2 years old or 5 years old.  The data is not simply a reflection of their Reception year but the hard work and support from the moment they join us in pre-school as well as strong family links.


Early Years children are said to have reached a ‘Good Level of Development’ (GLD) if they meet the Early Learning Goal (ELG) in the prime areas of ;

  • Personal, Social and Emotional development
  • Physical development
  • Communication and Language development
  • plus the ELGs in Literacy and Mathematics. (not prime areas but still vital!)

Our Early Years children in 2022 achieved a good set of outcomes, significantly outperforming County and National statistics for the last 7 consecutive years in a row!  It was also the highest percentage of children achieving a Good Level of Development in any year of the last 9 and sees a very positive increase in the gap between us and the results nationally.

The table below shows our performance over the last three years with the % of children achieving a Good Level of Development:

School County National
2018 85% 77% 72%
2019 90% 77% 72%
2022 89% 71% 65%


In Year 1 children take a ‘phonics check’ which ensures they are on track for achieving milestones set by the DfE for young children linked to their reading skills.

Children run through 40 words, some of which make sense eg. queen, haunt, wove and some which don’t (nonsense words) eg. floost, woats, gax.

Our results in this have always been strong and in 2016 and 2017, 100% of children achieved the phonics check pass.  We received a letter from Nick Gibb, Minister of State for Education, congratulating us on our achievement.

In 2022, our results were not where we would expect them to be and as a result, we put into place an immediate ‘catch up’ programme, linked with the English Hub and have introduced a new phonics scheme from October 2022 to ensure our results reflect the standard we expect at Stockbridge in summer 2023.

Year 2 children who did not pass in Year 1 also have to retake the test and these results are published also.  In 2018, 2 children retook the test, both of whom were not with us during Year R or Year 1. In 2022 2 children retook the test.  In all cases, the children passed the test meaning their phonics is on track to achieve Age Related Expectations (ARE) in reading at the end of Year 2.

The table below shows the % of children achieving a pass in the phonics check in Year 1:

School County National
2018 85% 775 72%
2019 90% 77% 72%
2022 67% 75% 75%