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96% of our parents would recommend TGA to another parent - Ofsted Parent View 2017

Welcome to Temple Grove Academy

Welcome to Temple Grove Academy, the first primary school of Temple Grove Academy Trust in Tunbridge Wells. We hope that you will enjoy visiting our website and that it provides you with an insight into our vibrant and happy nursery and primary school. TGA staff are caring, experienced and committed to meeting the individual needs of every child through a happy, secure environment.


Standards at Temple Grove Academy continue to improve. There are a few key measures against which we are judged by external validators such as Ofsted inspectors. This includes:


Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Results:

Children are assessed in key areas of the EYFS at the end of Reception and we are judged on the extent to which our children achieve a Good Level of Development (GLD).  This year, our GLD was 72%. This is 3% higher than the national average and 1.8% higher than the average for outstanding schools.  


Year 1 Phonics Results:

At the end of Year 1, children undertake a phonics reading test where they have to read real and non-real words. This represents one area of reading only and on a day to day basis, we assess children in other strands of reading. This year, 72% of our children passed this phonics test. Those children who did not pass this test this year will have the opportunity of taking it again when they are in Year 2. 84% of pupils achieved the expected standards in Y2 phonics.


KS1 2016 Standard Assessment Tasks (SATs):


Key Stage 1 Y1 pupils achieving the expected standards: 

  TGA Pupils National
Reading 76% 74%



Maths 71% 73%


KS2 2016 SATs Results

Our Key Stage 2 results have significantly improved this year and are a cause for celebration. 


Key Stage 2 SATs

  TGA Pupils Kent Average National Average









Writing  72% 80% 74%





R, W, M Combined 68% 59% 53%


Y6 Average Scaled Scores
  TGA Pupils Kent Average National Average
Reading 102 103 103
Grammar 103 104 104
Maths 103 103 103


Y6 Progress Score
  TGA Pupils Confidence Interval Kent Average National Average
Reading  +1 -1.5 to +3.5 +0.6 0
Writing -0.9 -3.4 to +1.6 +0.6 0
Maths +1.3 -0.8 to +3.4 +0.2 0


In the scaled progress scores, zero is average. There are no grammar progress scores as the test was introduced less than 4 years ago. 


Reading: When the lower confidence interval limit is above zero, the school’s progress is seen to be above average and the result is significantly different.


Writing and Maths: When the confidence interval straddles zero, we cannot say with confidence whether the progress score is above or below average, and therefore say that the result is not significantly different from average.


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The Department for Education record data for all schools across the country. If you would like to see official information on Temple Grove Academy, please click here