Temple Sowerby is Cumbria’s top school for reading!

We’re very proud of our year 6 pupils who excelled in the 2018 SATs tests. The school achieved the highest score in Cumbria for reading, with results in other subjects not far behind.

Reading has a high profile throughout our school; we won the recent Cumbria Libraries ‘Summer Reading Challenge’ and we’re delighted that this is reflected in our latest SATs reading score of 112.8. We’d like to thank all the parents and volunteer helpers who support our pupils’ reading, both at home and in school.


Our Key Stage 2 results for 2018 were as follows:

Reading  SPAG Writing Maths
% children who achieved the expected standard  80 80 80 80
% children who achieved a high level of attainment  60 60 40 40
Average scaled score  112.8 111.3  n/a 108.2
Average progress 1.0 n/a 0.5 5.6

To compare our results to other schools, you can check school performance tables by clicking here. Please note that in common with other small schools our results aren’t shown on the league tables.

“We’re thrilled that our pupils are performing so highly”, explains Chris Starr, the Chair of Governors. “The dedication of our excellent teaching team is reflected in these results. We’d like to congratulate all the pupils on their brilliant performance and wish them every success in achieving their full potential in the next stage of their education.”