Primary school league tables published

PUBLISHED: 13:30 15 December 2010 | UPDATED: 12:27 17 December 2010

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LEAGUE table results have been released for primary schools across Somerset and North Somerset this week.

The Key Stage Two results stem from SATs tests taken by children aged 10-11 earlier this year.

Under the coalition Government standards have been raised, with schools now expected to have at least 60 per cent of pupils achieving the expected Level 4 in both maths and English - up from 55 per cent last year.

Schools that miss the target face intervention and possible take-over, closure or being converted into an academy, although the Government says it will look at the unique circumstances of each school.

On top of that, schools are measured on how much progress pupils make between the ages of seven and 11.

Another change this year meant that science tests were no longer mandatory.

In the Mercury coverage area, seven schools dropped below the new Government standard set for the number of pupils achieving a Level 4 in English and maths.

Christ Church Primary School topped the table with 97 per cent, the highest score achieved in North Somerset, and St Joseph’s Primary School in Burnham followed close behind with 94 per cent.

Court de Wyck Primary School in Claverham came bottom with just 29 per cent of pupils achieving the expected standard.

The overall average for North Somerset came out at 73 per cent and in Somerset, the average was 75 per cent.

As well as the results obtained this year, schools have been analysed on the progress their pupils have made in English and maths between Key Stage One and Two.

In North Somerset, 82 per cent of pupils have made the progress expected in English and 81 per cent have made the progress expected in maths.

In Somerset, 85 percent met the improvement standard for English and 84 per cent met the improvement standard for maths.

Blagdon Primary School showed the best result in this data with all pupils achieving the expected progress in both English and maths.

Not all schools are included in this year’s league tables due to the fact some boycotted the SATs tests following a campaign by headteachers across the country.

The schools that did not take part in the SATs were East Huntspill School, Bournville Primary School in Weston, Burrington Primary School, Milton Park Primary School in Milton and Uphill Primary School.

Next year, the Government aims to assess schools using a new method and has ordered a review of the current system, which it has deemed as flawed. The Government has said it wants parents to have more information on their child’s progress instead.

In response to the league table results Court de Wyck Primary School headteacher Nick Riddiough said: “Court de Wyck is recognised as being a good school and this group of children and all the teachers worked really hard to make great progress despite the cohort having an exceptionally high level of Special Education Need.

“We place a great deal of importance on Teacher Assessments which measure pupils’ attainment across a wide range of work throughout the year.

“They give a much clearer indication of a child’s true ability than a 45 minute exam.

“Our Teacher Assessments have been externally validated as being accurate and show our pupils’ attainment to be good.

“Unfortunately, we are victim of an unfair and misleading system of reporting on schools which pays little regard to the wider context of the school or the impact that teaching has on the pupils’ learning.”

Percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 or above in English and maths:

Christ Church Primary School, Weston: 97%

St Joseph’s Primary School, Burnham: 94%

Locking Primary School, Locking: 90%

Kewstoke Primary School, Kewstoke: 88%

Sandford Primary School, Sandford: 87%

Churchill Primary School, Churchill: 87%

Blagdon Primary School, Blagdon: 83%

St Mark’s Primary School, Worle: 83%

St Andrew’s Junior School, Burnham: 82%

Mead Vale Primary School, Worle: 82%

St Georges Primary School, St Georges: 82%

Corpus Christi Primary School, Weston: 81%

Hugh Sexey Middle School, Wedmore: 81%

St Anne’s Primary School, Hewish: 80%

Banwell Primary School, Banwell: 80%

Brent Knoll Primary School, Brent Knoll: 80%

Wrington Primary School, Wrington: 79%

Castle Batch Primary School, Worle: 78%

Winscombe Primary School, Winscombe: 75%

Berrow Primary School, Berrow: 74%

Herons Moor Primary School, Weston: 71%

Ashcombe Primary School, Weston: 71%

Yatton Primary School, Yatton: 69%

St Andrew’s Primary School, Congresbury: 69%

Fairlands Middle School, Cheddar: 68%

Hutton Primary School, Hutton: 66%

St Martin’s Junior School, Worle: 58%

West Huntspill Primary School, West Huntspill: 56%

Becket Primary School, Worle: 52%

Walliscote Primary School, Weston: 51%

Windwhistle Primary School, Weston: 45%

Oldmixon Primary School, Weston: 37%

Court de Wyck Primary School, Claverham: 29%

Percentage of pupils making the expected progress in English:

Blagdon Primary School, Blagdon: 100%

Churchill Primary School, Churchill: 97%

St Georges Primary School, St Georges: 96%

Winscombe Primary School, Winscombe: 96%

Wrington Primary School, Wrington: 96%

St Andrew’s Primary School, Burnham: 94%

Banwell Primary School, Banwell: 93%

Corpus Christi Primary School, Weston: 93%

St Joseph’s Primary School, Burnham: 91%

West Huntspill Primary School, West Huntspill: 87%

Castle Batch Primary School, Worle: 86%

Windwhistle Primary School, Weston: 85%

Hugh Sexey Middle School, Wedmore: 84%

Fairlands Middle School, Cheddar: 83%

Herons Moor Primary School, Weston: 82%

St Anne’s Primary School, Hewish: 82%

Christ Church Primary School, Weston: 81%

Locking Primary School, Locking: 81%

St Mark’s Primary School, Worle: 80%

Walliscote Primary School, Weston: 80%

Mead Vale Primary School, Worle: 78%

Hutton Primary School, Hutton: 78%

Yatton Primary School, Yatton: 78%

St Andrew’s Primary School, Congresbury: 78%

Berrow Primary School, Berrow: 75%

Becket Primary School, Weston: 70%

Kewstoke Primary School, Kewstoke: 67%

St Martin’s Junior School, Worle: 66%

Oldmixon Primary School, Weston: 52%

Court de Wyck Primary School, Claverham: 50%

Percentage of pupils making the expected progress in maths:

Blagdon Primary School, Blagdon: 100%

St Anne’s Primary School, Hewish: 100%

St Joseph’s Primary School, Burnham: 100%

Mead Vale Primary School, Worle: 97%

Locking Primary School, Locking: 96%

Corpus Christi Primary School, Weston: 96%

Christ Church Primary School, Weston: 93%

Becket Primary School, Weston: 91%

Herons Primary School, Weston: 87%

Hugh Sexey Middle School, Wedmore: 86%

Hutton Primary School, Hutton: 85%

Oldmixon Primary School, Weston: 84%

Wrington Primary School, Wrington: 82%

Winscombe Primary School, Winscombe: 81%

St Georges Primary School, St Georges: 81%

Banwell Primary School, Banwell: 80%

Churchill Primary School, Churchill: 80%

Berrow Primary School, Berrow: 76%

St Martin’s Primary School, Worle: 74%

Castle Batch Primary School, Worle: 73%

Kewstoke Primary School, Kewstoke: 73%

Windwhistle Primary School, Weston: 70%

Yatton Primary School, Yatton: 70%

St Mark’s Primary School, Worle: 68%

West Huntspill Primary School, West Huntspill: 67%

Court de Wyck Primary School, Claverham: 67%

St Andrew’s Primary School, Congresbury: 64%

Fairlands Middle School, Cheddar: 60%

Walliscote Primary School, Weston: 55%

* To see the tables in full click on the link at the top of this page.

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