Academic Performance & Scholarships

Key Stage 1 and 2 Standardised Test results

The Key Stage 1 and 2 Standardised Tests provide us with an objective measure of attainment. Our purpose is to educate and equip children with the skills they will need for the longer term, so we resist the temptation to over-prepare specifically for these tests. Nevertheless, they provide a very useful indicator of progress. The target level for children nationally at the end of Key Stage 2 is Level 4, with this representing average attainment. Blundell’s overall results have consistently outperformed the national average, whilst reflecting the national trend of gaining stronger results in reading than writing. The new National Curriculum, implemented this year, has changed the emphasis in assessing writing, awarding greater value to the technical skills of spelling, punctuation and grammar, which we as a School have always promoted as key skills.

It should be noted that as part of the National Curriculum review, Levels are no longer used as a recognised measure of attainment; Blundell’s prides itself on having a clear and comprehensive knowledge of the high academic standards achieved by its pupils with or without reference to Levels.

To view our Key Stage 1 and 2 Standardised results for 2016-17, please click here.


All prep school pupils are invited to sit the Scholarship exam which takes place in January. For further details, please visit the Blundell’s Senior School Scholarship Information page. We are celebrating scholarship success again this year. Six pupils have been recognised by Blundell’s Senior School in the form of an Academic Scholarship. One pupil has been awarded a Music Scholarship.

Year Academic Music
2017 11 3
2016 6 1
2015 9 3
2014 8 2
2013 6 4
2012 7 1