Village school tops SAT table again

PUBLISHED: 14:00 20 December 2012

The level four scores combine maths and English scores in the SAT exams

The level four scores combine maths and English scores in the SAT exams


LEAGUE tables for primary schools in Somerset and North Somerset have been released, showing which ones are leading the way with their Key Stage Two results.

The results, released by the Department for Education, are based on the results of the SAT tests taken by youngsters aged 10-11 earlier this year.

North Somerset as a district continues to improve, with the number of pupils achieving the expected level four in both English and maths rising from 77 per cent in 2011 to 80 per cent this year.

That compares favourably with the national average of 79 per cent, and is a big improvement from the district’s figures of 72 per cent in 2009.

The figure for Somerset this year is also 80 per cent.

For the second year running, Sandford Primary School topped the table in North Somerset for the percentage of pupils achieving level four or more in English and maths.

All of the school’s year six pupils achieved the level and it has been ranked at joint 17th in the national league table.

Headteacher Lin Williams said: “We are delighted the school has maintained its high standards of achievement.

“This is due to fantastic teamwork as well as the tremendous effort of our high calibre teachers, superb support staff, strong, committed governors and PTA, supportive parents and, of course, hard-working children.

“I would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the continued success of the school.”

St Joseph’s Primary School in Burnham also achieved the coveted statistic.

Sandford also had the highest percentage of high achieving pupils – 77 per cent. This is the percentage of its year six pupils who reach level five, the level expected of a 14-year-old, in both English and maths.

Tickenham Primary School and Milton Park Primary School had the lowest percentage of pupils achieving level four in the district, with 53 per cent and 54 per cent respectively.

Milton Park headteacher Sara Hedger said: “We are pleased that our results for reading and maths were good.

“Because the reading and writing is a combined score, the standards of written work brought the overall work down.

“We are disappointed but we are working hard to raise the levels of writing and we had already identified this as an area to work on.”

Below is a table of all of schools in the Mercury coverage area, showing how they did in terms of pupils achieving level four in English and maths.

School Percentage of pupils achieving level 4 in English and maths

North Somerset

Sandford Primary School 100 per cent

Hutton Primary School 93 per cent

Churchill Primary School 92 per cent

St Mark’s Primary School 91 per cent

Winscombe Primary School 90 per cent

Castle Batch Primary School 89 per cent

Burrington Primary School 88 per cent

Oldmixon Primary School 86 per cent

Uphill Primary School 84 per cent

Corpus Christi Primary School 83 per cent

Herons Moor Primary School 83 per cent

Blagdon Primary School 82 per cent

Ashcombe Primary School 79 per cent

Wrington Primary School 79 per cent

Mead Vale Primary School 78 per cent

Kewstoke Primary School 77 per cent

St Anne’s Primary School 77 per cent

Walliscote Primary School 76 per cent

Yatton Junior School 76 per cent

Christ Church Primary School 71 per cent

St Georges Primary School 71 per cent

St Martin’s Primary School 71 per cent

Becket Primary School 70 per cent

Bournville Primary School 70 per cent

Banwell Primary School 67 per cent

Windwhistle Primary School 66 per cent

Locking Primary School 65 per cent

Milton Park Primary School 54 per cent


St Joseph’s Primary School and Nursery 100 per cent

St Andrew’s Junior School 91 per cent

Hugh Sexey Middle School 88 per cent

Berrow Primary School 86 per cent

Brent Knoll Primary School 85 per cent

Fairlands Middle School 73 per cent

East Huntspill School 70 per cent

Churchfield Primary School 60 per cent

West Huntspill Primary School 64 per cent

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