Academic Quality & Results

At Duncombe we believe the best education is a well-rounded one and encourage every child to realise their full potential.

At Duncombe, we believe the best education is a well-rounded one and encourage every child to realise their full potential.  We are non-selective, and have ranked as ‘outstanding’ across seven areas in the 2014 School Inspection Report and consistently achieve excellent results in all Key Stages.


Reception Early Years outcomes

97%

of pupils achieved Prime Goals

Local authority average 78%

81%

of pupils achieved All Goals

Local authority average 67%

Our Treetops Early Years Foundation Stage setting and Reception, provide a stimulating environment that cultivates children’s independence.  Our qualified Early Years teachers provide children with time and space to explore the processes children enjoy.  In Kindergarten, children learn to identify the sounds that letters make through fun activities in preparation for Jolly Phonics which starts in Nursery.

Numicon (an award-winning multi-sensory approach to teaching maths) and cursive handwriting writing form part of the Nursery experience, allied to French and Spanish to ensure pupils are ready for Reception. Our Early Years results for 2015 are rated the highest in the county demonstrating the firm foundation that is established.


Year 2 SATs Analysis

100%

of pupils above or well above expectation in their reading

98%

of pupils above or well above expectation in their writing

2% of pupils are at expectation.

98%

of pupils above or well above expectation in their maths

2% of pupils are at expectation.

For children in Key Stage 1, the years in which they turn six and seven; the class teacher plays a significant role in delivering the core subjects, with specialist teachers providing lessons in Languages, Music, Art and PE.


Year 6 SATs Analysis

100%

of our pupils achieve or exceeded expectation in Reading, Writing and Maths


84%

of pupils

above expectation or well above expectation in Reading

61%

of pupils

above expectation or well above expectation in Writing

62%

of pupils

above expectation or well above expectation in Maths

In Key Stage 2 children progress towards 11+ entry and receive further specific specialist teaching. The class teachers have overall responsibility for the academic and personal development of each child in the class and are normally the first point of contact for parents.