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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.

Enter your school information into the coasting calculator 

What to do next 

If your school is at risk of being categorised as coasting, there are several types of support available from the association:


First published 08 December 2017