We work closely with schools to have an ongoing dialogue focussed on delivering the best literacy outcomes for students. This includes a annual report to you on progress.

Impact Results from 2016-17

  • 86% of Latin Programme pupils achieved their expected level of literacy at the end of Key Stage 2 compared to the National Average of 77%. This is despite the fact that Latin Programme pupils were eligible for Free School Meals. 
  • 1470 of the Capital's children across 49 classes and 9 boroughs received Latin teaching in their school.
  • Our Latin Programme teachers delivered 9,310 hours of Latin instruction over the course of the year.
  • More than 1 in 5 pupils were eligible for FSM.
  • 75% of pupils Exceeded Expectations in their end-of-year Latin test. 
  • 94% of Year 5s surveyed felt that knowing Latin supported their learning in other subjects, esp. MFL, English and History.
  • 92% was the average number of Latin Programme Year 6s achieving the expected level on the SATS Spelling Punctuation and Grammar test compared to the national average of 77%

Key findings regarding Pupil progress when Shine externally assessed our Programme in 2012-13

Helping to dramatically improve literacy

By the end of the 2012/13 school, year 90% of our students were at the expected level or Reading, and 83% were at the expected level for Writing, thereby surpassing our first target of a 50-60% pass in Literacy.  In terms of Latin, 95% of students attained a level above a pass (50%) on their end-of-year Latin test, with 74% of students scoring between 75 and 100%, again exceeding our target.

Overall literacy progress




Students at expected level at beginning of the year



Students at expected level at end of the year



Students progressing one to four levels by year end



Pupil Makeup

In the year that was assessed, nineteen percent of our students had Special Educational Needs, and moreover, on average 30% of them receive Free School Meals[1]. This fact in particular is of note when considering attainment potential in terms of Literacy as, according to the Department for Education, “11-year-old pupils eligible for free school meals are around twice as likely not to achieve basic standards in literacy and numeracy as other 11-year-olds” (Department for Education, 2010).

[1] It is important to note that the submitted data likely underestimates the number of students receiving FSM. For some families, it is not considered acceptable to partake in FSM even though they may be as economically disadvantaged as their native British counterparts. 

You can download the full report here: 2016-17_Impact_Report_Final_with_Case_Study_compressed.pdf