0.90

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

0.70

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

0

Average score in the maths test
(national avg. is 104.2)

0.60

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

56%

% of pupils who have achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths
(national avg. is 61%)

0

Average score in the reading test
(national avg. is 104.1)

6%

% of pupils who have achieved a higher standard in reading, writing and maths
(national avg. is 9%)

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 children 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 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 children in their SATs.

Issues that have affected progress of our children in the past are being addressed at a pace. These include improving the provision for Early Years teaching. We now have a space that is fit for purpose and allows children 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 children 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 children 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.

Early Years Good Level of Development

2017

National (71%)
Morley Newlands Academy (69%)

2016

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

After significant trust investment and a restructure of the teaching team, outcomes in Early Years have improved since 2016 when only 48% of children achieved a Good Level of Development. GLD is now in-line with national averages and progress for children throughout Early Years was strong. Children now enter key stage 1 ready for the next stage of their education.

Year 1 Phonics Progress

2017

National (81%)
Morley Newlands Academy (82%)

2016

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

The quality of phonics teaching has significantly improved which has had a positive impact on the percentage of pupils attaining the expected standard at the end of Year 1. Only 58% of children attained the standard in 2016. This increased to 82% in 2017. Morley Newlands also ensured that the majority of children in Year 2 are now at the expected standard after taking the re-test. The percentage for these children is now in-line with national average at 92%.

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