This was the first year of the new Standards Assessment Tests on the new curriculum. The tests were much harder and all children have had to work very much harder to reach the new higher standards. Our school is very small and while this means that our children learn in small classes, and every child can have individual attention, it also means that with very small groups, each child makes a big difference to the percentages. This year each child represented 7% of the marks and several of our children were on the Special Educational Needs register. We are working very hard to help our children reach the new high standards.