St Luke's School and non English speaking pupils, pass rates and incidents of bullying (FOI)
St Luke's School and non English speaking pupils, pass rates and incidents of bullying (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 05 March 2015.
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How many non-English speaking children are starting St Luke’s school reception class in September 2015? Please also confirm how many children are starting with English as their second language this September?
How many bullying cases have been reported since 2013 at St Luke’s School?
Please advise the pass rate for children at St Luke’s School for their final examinations in 2014, i.e. what percentage of children gained a pass rate at SAT level or Jersey equivalent. If you have a list of all results please tell me which non fee-paying primary school achieved the best results (top 5).
We are not currently able to advise how many non-English speaking children or children with English as an Additional Language will start in Reception in St Luke’s in September 2015, as the Reception admissions process has not yet been completed. The second phase of admissions is on 2 March 2015 with appeals at the end of March, and final decisions about allocations will be known at the beginning of April once appeals decisions have been made. Actual numbers starting in reception will not be known until 3 September 2015 (the first day of term) as some parents may not require the place allocated to their child, for example if they leave the island.
At the current stage of the allocations process, 12 children with English as an Additional Language have been allocated a reception place at St Luke’s School. All of these children were recorded as speaking some level of English by their parents or guardians on the application form.
St Luke’s School’s agreed definition of bullying in their anti-bullying policy is: ‘The wilful, conscious and continuous desire to hurt or threaten or frighten someone else through physical, verbal, emotional or psychological aggression’.
Between January 2013 and January 2015 three incidents were reported that met this criterion. They were all of a verbal nature.
Year 6 pupils (the final year of primary school) in Jersey schools do not sit a final examination. The use of SATs (Standard Assessment Tests) was discontinued in Jersey schools in 2002. Teachers assess Jersey pupils against a similar curriculum to that used in England, using the same level descriptions. Teacher assessments at the end of each year are used to inform future teaching. There is no pass/fail for progression to secondary schools.
The equivalent of Year 6 SATs is teaching assessment. Jersey shares England’s expectations of pupils at the end of Year 6:
- That pupils should have made 2 or more levels of progress from the end of Key Stage 1 (i.e. Year 2, age 6/7); and
- That pupils should attain Level 4.
In St Luke’s School in 2014:
- 96% of pupils in Year 6 had made 2 or more levels of progress since Key Stage 1 in Reading
- 92% in Writing and 88% in Maths
- 84% of pupils in Year 6 were assessed by their teachers as achieving Level 4 or above in Reading
- 68% in Writing and 76% in Maths
As we use a number of performance measures it is not possible for us to provide a definitive list of the top five primary schools in Jersey. Primary school data relating to pupil progress and the percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 or above in teacher assessments are available on each primary school website.
List of primary schools