Data and Ofsted

Here is how we compared with other schools nationally in 2019.

Year 1 Phonics (National 81%)
KS2 Combined (National 65%)
KS2 Reading (National 73%)
KS2 Writing (National 78%)
KS2 Maths (National 79%)


Our school was inspected in May 2021 as a Good school and you can read it here:

The Mill Primary Academy Ofsted Report 2021 

Some of the highlights from our May 2021 inspection report are:

“Pupils enjoy coming to The Mill. The school is a calm and caring place where pupils behave respectfully towards each other and their teachers. Pupils know that teachers expect them to try their best. This inspires pupils to do just that.”

“Pupils feel safe and know that bullying and unkindness are not tolerated. If bullying does happen, it is dealt with effectively. Teachers know pupils well. There are very positive relationships between staff and pupils.”

“Leaders are ambitious for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Teaching assistants receive high-quality training. This helps them to support pupils with SEND effectively. Teachers adapt their plans to ensure that these pupils do not get behind. Leaders work closely with teachers, parents and external agencies to assess pupils’ needs and provide the right support for them.”

“Staff have an admirable passion for encouraging pupils to love reading. As soon as children start in Reception, they begin learning phonics. Staff are well trained in this area. They ensure that pupils learn to read quickly and catch up when they fall behind. Teachers’ clear explanations help pupils to use their phonic knowledge to read words. As pupils move through the year groups, they develop a love of books. Pupils read often and achieve well.”

“Safeguarding procedures and processes are understood by staff. All staff are well trained and aware of their safeguarding responsibilities. Pupils feel safe. Staff are vigilant in spotting the signs that children may be at risk. Staff also work well with external agencies to ensure that pupils get the most appropriate support if they need it.”




2018-19 Data

Our end of year results for 2018-2019 demonstrate that the children are making good progress and we are beginning to attain results above national.

Our children get a good start to their education at the Mill Primary Academy. Reception results are consistently in line with or above national.


Year 1 Phonics Screening:

The Mill 2019 National 2019 The Mill 2018 The Mill 2017
88% 82% 90% 90%


End of KS1 results:

Reading  expected Reading above Writing expected Writing above Maths expected Maths above
The Mill 2019


13% 72% 6% 80%


National 2019

75% 25% 69% 15% 76%



End of KS2 results:

The Mill 2018 Progress National 2019
Combined  17/18/19 (Reading, Writing, Maths)




 -1.89 73%
Writing 62/92/82% -1.5



68/90/86% 0.07


Previous data can be viewed on the website, which can be accessed by clicking here

Our curriculum is bespoke to us and is driven by the fact that we want children to leave the Mill secure in their own identity; familiar with their own community and sense of family; skilled in making connections with friends and the wider world.
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