Wharfedale Lodge, 11 Ben Rhydding Road,
Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 8RL

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Academic Success

Academic Success

The school's enviable academic success is achieved through teachers dedicated to enabling the best outcomes for each individual child.

Our successes in entrance exams for senior schools have endorsed our approach to teaching and learning, with a 100% success rate in pupils achieving their first choice destination. We are the only prep school in Ilkley to enjoy this record of achievement.  

We believe we strike a happy balance between a broad curriculum and true academic achievement, a belief which is endorsed by senior schools with whom we foster excellent relationships.

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Like the vast majority of highly regarded independent schools, we do not waste learning opportunities in Year 6 by preparing for SATS. In order to get a true picture of academic achievement across the school, every child takes the rigorous and highly regarded GL assessment tests to monitor pupil progress both individually and in comparison with national standards. Our results show that our pupils perform well above the national average as shown in the tables below.

2019 KS2 Moorfield results against National average - (English)

 

KS2 Moorfield
Correct

KS2 National
Average

KS2 Difference

Spelling

 76.5%  58.75%  +17.75%

Grammar and Punctuation

 73.75%  55.5%  +18.25%

Narrative Comprehension

 75.5%  60%  +15.5%

Non-Narrative Comprehension

 70%  53.75%  +16.25%

All areas

 73.9%  57%  +16.9%

 

2019 KS2 Moorfield results against National average - (Maths)

 

KS2 Moorfield
Correct

KS2 National
Average

KS2 Difference

Number

 78.5%  58.75%  +19.75%

Measurement

 72.5%  51.5%  +21%

Geometry

 83%  57%  +26%

Statistics

 82.6%  66.3%  +16.3%

All areas

 79.2%  58.4%  +20.8%

 

2018 (Average  Key Stage 2 Results - Year 3 to Year 6)

Subject

Moorfield Average

National Average

Difference

English

76%

57%

+19%

Maths

76%

58%

+18%