Primary school league tables released

LEAGUE tables for primary schools in 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.

Flax Bourton Primary School was one of two schools in the district to have all of its pupils achieving level four or more in English and maths. The other was Sandford Primary School.

Flax Bourton’s co-headteacher Lorraine Woollven said: “We are really proud of the success of all our pupils and recognise that these achievements are a result of the coming together of parents and teachers to provide the best opportunities for our children.

“Our school motto - Aiming High, Respecting Others, Having Fun - underpins the learning environment we promote at Flax Bourton Primary School.”

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

Tickenham headteacher Jo Gay said: “Our recent Key Stage Two results were as expected for English but we are all disappointed with our results in mathematics.

“What has to be taken into consideration is that this was a small cohort of 17 children, who had experienced a degree of upheaval during the year, yet pupils were performing as expected in our teacher assessments.

“As the new headteacher at Tickenham, I will be making sure we work together to provide stability and consistency in the future, to make certain pupils achieve at an expected level and show that they are working to their potential.”

Golden Valley Primary School in Nailsea had the highest percentage of high-achieving pupils – 62 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.

Below is a table of the schools in the Times coverage area in terms of pupils achieving level four in English and maths.

School Percentage of pupils achieving level 4 in English and maths

Flax Bourton Primary School 100 per cent

Golden Valley Primary School 98 per cent

St Francis Primary School 97 per cent

St Joseph’s Primary School 97 per cent

Crockerne Primary School 96 per cent

Birdwell Primary School 91 per cent

Kingshill Primary School 90 per cent

Northleaze Primary School 89 per cent

All Saints Primary School 88 per cent

High Down Junior School 88 per cent

Yeo Moor Primary School 88 per cent

Backwell Junior School 87 per cent

St Peter’s Primary School 86 per cent

Wraxall Primary School 86 per cent

St Nicholas Chantry Primary School 85 per cent

Portishead Primary School 84 per cent

St Andrew’s Primary School 84 per cent

Court-de-Wyck Primary School 80 per cent

Wrington Primary School 79 per cent

Grove Junior School 76 per cent

Yatton Primary School 76 per cent

St John The Evangelist Primary School 73 per cent

St Mary’s Primary School 73 per cent

Mary Elton Primary School 70 per cent

Trinity Primary School 65 per cent

Tickenham Primary School 53 per cent