New schools’ link-up sees increase in exam success

PUBLISHED: 12:30 17 October 2014

Oldmixon headteacher Martin Greenwood with pupils from the school. It received a letter last year from the education minister commending the school's progress in key stage two.

Oldmixon headteacher Martin Greenwood with pupils from the school. It received a letter last year from the education minister commending the school's progress in key stage two.

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‘OUTSTANDING progress’ has been made by primary school pupils who are part of the first education trust in North Somerset.

The Weston Education Trust was launched last September and is made up of Bournville, Milton Park, Oldmixon, Walliscote and Windwhistle primary schools.

The Government is yet to officially publish the results of the Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) taken by pupils in the summer.

But figures released to schools show the percentage of pupils making two or three levels of progress in reading, writing and maths was higher than those nationally.

Almost all pupils made two levels or more progress in reading and writing and six out 10 made three or more levels in reading, compared to three out of 10 nationally.

A joint school council, inter-school sports tournaments and sharing resources are some of the ways the schools work together.

A trust spokesman said: “Pupils in all of the five primary schools have made outstanding progress.

“These results are even more remarkable considering the high levels of deprivation within the catchment areas of the schools, their coastal location and the low attainment of many children on entry to school - all factors associated with pupils’ low achievement nationally.”

Oldmixon headteacher Martin Greenwood said: “Working together as a trust has given us the strength and resolve to put our values into practice in our schools. We support and challenge each other at every level.

“The impact of this is seen in the measures we take to ensure that all children make good progress in all subjects with an enriched and enjoyable curriculum.”

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