0.30

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

0.80

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)

0.70

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

66%

% of pupils who have achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths
(national avg. is 64%)

0

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

15%

% of pupils who have achieved a higher standard in reading, writing and maths
(national avg. is 10%)

Summary

Morley Newlands Academy is a large feeder school for the Outstanding Morley Academy in South Leeds. It joined The GORSE Academies Trust in 2015 and we have seen a significant increase in the performance of its children over that time of great transformation. In January 2018, Morley Newlands was judged to be Outstanding by Ofsted. This judgement represented the hard work and dedication of the staff and children at the academy. The relentless drive to improve standards and deliver a better deal to all children has been at the heart of the improved performance. 2018 outcomes across all key stages saw sharp improvements for children of all ages.

The development of a new curriculum now better meets the needs of the children at the academy, placing knowledge and cultural capital at the centre of the learning experience. This has included a significant increase in school visits to inspiring places as well as inviting more visitors into school to share their expertise and enthusiasm for a given area of study. Furthermore, developments and improvements to the outstanding Early Years Foundation Stage now means that the provision is far more purposeful, with children making excellent progress across the setting. As part of the ongoing improvements at the academy, colleagues work across the trust to develop their practice and share ideas. This collaborative approach has been an important factor in allowing the academy to develop and grow.

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.