North Somerset school tops league tables

LATEST figures released by the Department for Education show which primary schools in North Somerset and Sedgemoor are leading the way for Key Stage 2 (KS2) educational attainment – and which are lagging behind.

Sandford Primary School in Greenhill Road topped the tables for children aged 7-11 at KS2, with 100 per cent of pupils who took their SATs in 2011 achieving at least a level four.

The school also had the highest average point score per pupil, with 30.3.

Headteacher Lin Williams said: “I think Sandford is a very special school, the staff always work as a team. We have good teachers, with excellent support staff and very good support from parents.

“We are all absolutely delighted. We just have to maintain it now.”

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West Huntspill Primary School was the lowest ranked school, with only 36 per cent of pupils achieving at least level four at KS2 this year.

It also had the lowest average point score per pupil, with 23.1.

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Acting headteacher James Peate said: “West Huntspill school is proud of its excellent engagement with parents and carers.

“It is also proud of its good level of pastoral care, reflected in the most recent Ofsted report which commented that it is ‘a strength of the school’.

“We were disappointed with our results last year and the school is now working hard to ensure that raising attainment is a priority.”

A Somerset County Council spokesman said: “We are working in partnership with West Huntspill Primary School to ensure that pupils in the school achieve their full potential as quickly as possible.”

To see the full tables, pick up the Mercury on December 22 (Thursday).

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