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Primary coasting calculator


In 2017, a primary school will be coasting if:

  • In 2015, fewer than 85% of KS2 pupils achieved level 4 in English reading, English writing and mathematics, and the school has less than the national median percentage of pupils who achieved expected progress in English reading and English writing and mathematics.
    • 2015 progress medians: English reading 94 per cent, English writing 97 per cent and 93 per cent in mathematics. 
  • In 2016, fewer than 85% of pupils met the expected standard in English reading, English writing and mathematics, and the school achieves a progress score -2.5 in English reading or below -3.5 in English writing or below -2.5 in mathematics.    

A school must fall below the coasting level for all three years (2015, 2016 and 2017) to be considered coasting.

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