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We aim to ensure our pupils get the best possible start in life. Many pupils start school behind where you would expect them to be, and we help them to catch up quickly, so by the time they leave primary school they are ready for secondary.
- 88% of primary pupils passed the phonics check in year 1, compared to a national average of 74%.
- Ark Globe and Ark Conway both achieved a 100% pass rate in phonics. 10 of our primary schools scored more than a 90% pass rate in the phonics check.
- 72% of pupils secured Level 4 at Key Stage 2 in reading, writing and maths, up from 67% last year.
- The biggest improvements at Key Stage two were at Ark Bentworth (+24ppts), Ark Blacklands (+15ppts) and Ark Franklin (+15ppts).