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Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

 

 

Towards the end of Year 1, all children need to be assessed on how well they can use their phonic decoding skills to read words. This helps to ensure that children are on track to become fluent and confident readers as they progress through their schooling, while also highlighting those children who will need additional support in Year 2. The following table shows the percentage of children who passed the screening test, as well as giving the comparative data for Cornwall and nationally.

 

Percentage of children passing the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

 

Year

 

Percentage passing screening check

2016

Bude Infant School

76%

National

81%

2015

Bude Infant School

75%

National

77%

2014

Bude Infant School

96%

National

74%

2013

Bude Infant School

75%

National

69%

 

What are we going to do now?

Our 2015 and 2016 data was marginally below the national average this year, after two years of being above the average. 2014 data was particularly good, and reflected the change to a new and exciting phonics system that year. The slightly lower percentage of children passing the phonics check this year could be down to an increased emphasis on spelling as well as reading in phonics lessons across the school. 2016/17 will be about finding the right balance between the two so that our scores will hopefully be above the national average again next year.

This data has been provided by Cornwall’s data team.