‘Dedication’ transforms school’s results

Tickenham Primary School celebrating brilliant results.

Tickenham Primary School celebrating brilliant results. - Credit: Archant

A PRIMARY school in North Somerset has transformed the achievements of its pupils after the latest league tables placed it in the top six in the country.

The Department for Education has released this year’s primary school league tables based on the results of tests taken by 11-year-olds.

At Tickenham Primary School, 100 per cent of pupils achieved the expected level four in reading, writing and maths.

When compared with other schools also gaining such results, the village school is ranked sixth in the country in terms of the average points scored by each pupil, 33.8, much to the delight of teachers and parents. The highest average point score in the country was 34.4.

Headteacher Dean Hudd said: “The results signify the hard work, dedication and commitment of all our pupils, staff, parents and governors.

“It shows how far we have come in such a short space of time because in 2012 we were one of the lowest performing schools in North Somerset.

“To be in the top six in the country now is brilliant.

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“We have a much better understanding of what good quality teaching and learning looks like. The pupils also know what their areas of strength are and what the next steps in their learning will be.”

Wraxall primary and Court De Wyck primary in Claverham also saw all pupils gain level four or above in reading, writing and maths, with the average point scores recorded at 31.4 and 30.2 respectively.

Across North Somerset, the average percentage of pupils gaining at least a level four in all three subjects increased to 81 per cent from 77 per cent last year. The national average also increased from 75 to 79 per cent.

The average point score of all pupils in the district was 29 compared to the national average of 28.7.