Ormiston Herman Academy celebrates excellent SATs results

Pupils and staff at Ormiston Herman Academy are celebrating after achieving excellent results in the national reading, writing and maths tests for 11-year olds.

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Overall, 78% of pupils at the academy, reached at least the expected standard in all three subjects. That result is 14 percentage points higher than this year’s interim national average, and 6 percentage points up on what Ormiston Herman achieved last year.

In reading, 87% of Year 6 pupils achieved at least the expected standard, 81% did so in writing and 85% in maths. Those result are 12, three and nine percentage points respectively higher than the interim national average for the individual subjects.

Disadvantaged students at the academy performed particularly well, with 69% achieving at least the expected standard in reading, writing and maths – above the national average.

The percentage of pupils attaining the standard of ‘greater depth’ was also impressive, with 31% achieving the higher level in reading and 39% in maths.

These excellent results are reflective of Ormiston Herman Academy’s ongoing improvement and success.

The academy was rated Good with Outstanding Early Years provision by Ofsted in January 2017, in its first inspection since joining Ormiston Academies Trust in 2014.

Kate Rutherford, Principal of Ormiston Herman Academy said:

"We are absolutely delighted with the fantastic results achieved today. I would like to thank our dedicated staff, hard-working pupils and supportive families – all of whom have played an important part in making this year’s results such a success."

"Through our broad and creative curriculum, we are committed to ensuring high standards of teaching and learning, which enable all pupils to reach their full potential. The success of this approach is clear and is demonstrated by the positive outcomes our pupils have achieved."

Nick Hudson, Chief Executive Officer of Ormiston Academies Trust, said:

"Today’s excellent results reflect the continued success of Ormiston Herman Academy, and are testament to the hard-work of the dedicated pupils and staff. I would like to pay tribute to Kate, her team and the wider school community on this fantastic achievement."