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Downside Primary School

Downside Primary School
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Previous inspection Requires Improvement
Leadership and management Good
Early years provision Good
Achievement of pupils Good
Quality of teaching Good
Behaviour and safety of pupils Good
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Downside Primary School is a Primary, Co-Ed school located in Bedfordshire, East of England.

It has 1019 students from age 4-11 yr with a student-teacher ratio of 24 : 1.

This school rated Good by recent Ofsted inspection.

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Phase of Education Primary Primary Primary
Type Local Authority Maintained Schools Local Authority Maintained Schools Local Authority Maintained Schools
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Ofset report Good Good Good
Age range 4-11 4-11 4-11
Gender Co-Ed Co-Ed Co-Ed
Student teacher ratio 24.1 21.5 21.7
Proficient Math - - -
Proficient Read - - -
Grade 5 or above GCSE - - -
Grade 5 or above A Level - - -
Day Fees - - -
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Primary Exam Result

View the average scaled scores of pupils in the key stage 2 reading and math tests. Scores of 100 or more indicate the expected standard, while 110 or more indicate a higher standard.

Average scaled score School LA England
Maths 106 97 97
Reading 104 97 98

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Reading, writing and maths School LA England
Pupils meeting the expected standard 65% 57.15% 55.78%
Pupils achieving at a higher standard 7% 7.07% 7.36%

Explore how much progress pupils have made in reading, writing, and math from key stage 1 to key stage 2.

Subject Progress score Description
Reading -0.5 Below Average
Writing 1.1 Above Average
Maths 2.4 Above Average

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic 2020, 2021 and 2022 Primary school exam
results were not published at school level.

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic 2020, 2021 and 2022 Primary school exam
results were not published at school level.

Exam Result Not Published

Due to the pandemic 2020, 2021 and 2022 Primary school exam
results were not published at school level.

View the average scaled scores of pupils in the key stage 2 reading and math tests. Scores of 100 or more indicate the expected standard, while 110 or more indicate a higher standard.

Average scaled score School LA England
Maths 108 3 93 96
Reading 105 2 91 95

Explore how well our pupils are doing academically. Discover the percentage of pupils who reach the expected level (with a score of 100 or more) and those who excel even further (achieving a score of 110 or more).

Reading, writing and maths School LA England
Pupils meeting the expected standard 71% 2 55.74% 60.34%
Pupils achieving at a higher standard 12% 4 7.97% 9.66%

Explore how much progress pupils have made in reading, writing, and math from key stage 1 to key stage 2.

Subject Progress score Description
Reading 0.6 Average
Writing 0.5 Average
Maths 3.1 Above Average

View the average scaled scores of pupils in the key stage 2 reading and math tests. Scores of 100 or more indicate the expected standard, while 110 or more indicate a higher standard.

Average scaled score School LA England
Maths 105 1 94 94
Reading 103 2 94 95

Explore how well our pupils are doing academically. Discover the percentage of pupils who reach the expected level (with a score of 100 or more) and those who excel even further (achieving a score of 110 or more).

Reading, writing and maths School LA England
Pupils meeting the expected standard 69% 11 55.35% 59.43%
Pupils achieving at a higher standard 8% 1 7.71% 9.11%

Explore how much progress pupils have made in reading, writing, and math from key stage 1 to key stage 2.

Subject Progress score Description
Reading -1.1 Below Average
Writing 0.6 Average
Maths 1 Above Average

View the average scaled scores of pupils in the key stage 2 reading and math tests. Scores of 100 or more indicate the expected standard, while 110 or more indicate a higher standard.

Average scaled score School LA England
Maths 106 94 93
Reading 101 93 93

Explore how well our pupils are doing academically. Discover the percentage of pupils who reach the expected level (with a score of 100 or more) and those who excel even further (achieving a score of 110 or more).

Reading, writing and maths School LA England
Pupils meeting the expected standard 58% 52.68% 56.24%
Pupils achieving at a higher standard 7% 5.44% 8.14%

Explore how much progress pupils have made in reading, writing, and math from key stage 1 to key stage 2.

Subject Progress score Description
Reading -3.8 Well Below Average
Writing -0.6 Below Average
Maths 1.2 Above Average
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Holidays 2023/24

Holidays Date
Autumn Half Term Holidays 23rd Oct 2023 - 27th Oct 2023
Winter Holidays 20th Dec 2023 - 2nd Jan 2024
Spring Half Term Holidays 19th Feb 2024 - 23rd Feb 2024
Spring Holidays 29th Mar 2024 - 12th Apr 2024
Summer Half Term Holidays 27th May 2024 - 31st May 2024
Summer Holidays 22nd Jul 2024 - 30th Aug 2024

Terms Dates 2023/24

Terms Dates
Autumn Term 1st Sep 2023 - 22nd Oct 2023
Autumn Term-2 28th Oct 2023 - 19th Dec 2023
Spring Term 3rd Jan 2024 - 18th Feb 2024
Spring Term-2 24th Feb 2024 - 28th Mar 2024
Summer Term 13th Apr 2024 - 26th May 2024
Summer Term-2 1st Jun 2024 - 21st Jul 2024
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Students Teachers
24 : 1
Student teacher ratio at Downside Primary School
Local authority ratio 20 : 1

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