0.00

Average progress that pupils have made in reading between KS1 and KS2
(national avg. is 0)

0.64

Average progress that pupils have made in writing between KS1 and KS2
(national avg. is 0)

0.7

Average score in the maths test
(national avg. is 103)

0.17

Average progress that pupils have made in maths between KS1 and KS2
(national avg. is 0)

29%

% of pupils who have achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths
(national avg. is 53%)

0.3

Average score in the reading test
(national avg. is 102.6)

0%

% of pupils who have achieved a higher standard in reading, writing and maths
(national avg. is 5%)

Summary

Morley Newlands Academy is a large feeder school for the Outstanding Morley Academy in South Leeds. It joined The GORSE Academies Trust two years ago and we have seen a notable increase in the performance of its students over that time of great transformation. Working closely with primary partners across the Trust, and especially at our Outstanding Hillcrest Academy, staff and leaders at MNA have been able to harness improvements in progress at all key stages. This year is a key year for us, with many strategic changes having been implemented since September 2016 and a relentless focus on all our key stage provisions. We go into our next OFSTED inspection with a sense of much work still to be done but also of growing confidence, including in the performance of our Year 6 students in their SATs.

Issues that have affected progress of our students in the past are being addressed at a pace. These include improving the provision for Early Years teaching – a major rebuilding and refurbishment programme is underway in order to expand the spaces required by our young people and to provide a space that is fit for purpose and will also allow them to develop the skills necessary to be successful in their academic studies in KS2 and beyond. We are aware of how important KS1 is to the sustained development of all our students and we believe that the physical improvements to the school buildings along with a strengthening of our teacher and support staff force is already paying dividends for us. We regularly asses our students and compare their performance with those of their counterparts across the Trust. By doing this, we are able to share best practice in our partnership meetings and CPD days. This shared experience, tapping into the success of Hillcrest Academy has allowed us to sharpen moderation of work and to help students improve noticeably.

KS1 Good Level of Development

2016

National (69%)
Morley Newlands Academy (48%)
2015
National (66%)
Morley Newlands Academy (60%)
2014
National (60%)
Morley Newlands Academy (60%)

When considering Early Years Foundation, MNA students have tended to be close to the national average for the percentage of students achieving Good Level of Development. In 2014, we were at national average, and in 2015, slightly below. The gap between MNA and the national average grew in 2016, and this matches the trend with Year 1 Phonics. This is a major area of development with a substantial rebuild of the Early Years provision taking place, and seen as an important step in our sustained improvement over the next 12 months.

Year 1 Phonics Progress

2016

National (80%)
Morley Newlands Academy (58%)
2015
National (77%)
Morley Newlands Academy (72%)
2014
National (74%)
Morley Newlands Academy (73%)

We are aware of a decline in standards for Year 1 Phonics, with an increase in the gap between our students and those nationally. This interrogation of data is our strength – we do not shy away from uncomfortable messages in the data and act as quickly as possible to arrest any declines and make significant improvements to the progress of our young people. This is at the heart of our transformation.

Further information can be found on the Department for Education Compare Schools website.