Frequently Asked Questions

How does a headteacher report on pupil outcomes when the cohort in the primary school is small?

Headteachers are not required to pass any information to Governing Bodies for inclusion on pupil outcomes in prospectuses and Governors’ Annual Reports where the number of pupils eligible for assessment is fewer than five. This is to protect the confidentiality of the results of individual pupils in schools where there are a very small number of pupils eligible for assessment.

Where the number is fewer than ten, but more than four, the headteacher need only pass on the percentage of pupils who:

  • for Foundation Phase, reach or exceed outcome 5;
  • for Key Stage 2, reach or exceed level 4

The Governing Body must, however, include a statement explaining why the information has been published in this way, or why no information appears at all.