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Our Performance


We believe all our children need to be literate and numerate, but also motivated to become lifelong learners.


We believe in an exciting, broad and inspirational curriculum to open minds and create generations of children willing to challenge the norm and be blue-sky thinkers.


The DFE publishes attainment data and you can see ours below, along with a national comparison.  Our children exceed the national average by the end of Y2 and Y6 and also do better than the Local Authority averages.   


Due to the Coronvirus Pandemic results for 2020 are not available.


The national performance tables can be found by clicking HERE.  (Updated each December)


The Wider Curriculum:


We are committed to ALL our children experiencing fun themed weeks, learning to play at least three musical instruments through their time at Priestmead, having the opportunity to go on residential trips from Y2 to Y6, taking on responsibilities like School Council, Rights Respecting Ambassadors and Prefects…so much more than just SATS and tests!

We are proud of each one of them and will ensure they make excellent progress from whatever their starting point.  They are the future of our world and it is our job to help them be ready for the adventure…





OFSTED are the organisation who ensure schools are delivering the best possible education for children.


They inspect schools on a rolling programme with very little advance notice.  This ensures they get a true snapshot of what the school is like on any given day.

Our last OFSTED was in November 2011.  The final report gave our school an ‘Outstanding’ rating which was the highest possible rating in such inspections under the previous framework used.  Please read the full Ofsted Report for more details.  

If you would like to visit the Ofsted website, please click here.


Since September 2019, the OFSTED framework has raised the bar for outstanding.  Every year the DFE and Local Authority do an assessment of the school's performance - we have continued to maintain our outstanding status!