Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Schools tops for three Rs

TWO primary schools in the South Oxfordshire are among the top performing in the country.

TWO primary schools in the South Oxfordshire are among the top performing in the country.

New figures show that every pupil at Checkendon Primary School and Nettlebed Community School reached level four in reading, writing and maths.

This is the minimum standard that youngsters are expected to achieve by the age of 11.

Crazies Hill Primary School and St Martin’s Primary School in Caversham also recorded 100 per cent pass rates in the latest league table released by the Department for Education.

It is the second year that all of Checkendon’s 15 year six SATs pupils have all reached level four. A third of pupils also reached level five, giving the school a score of 31.5.



Nettlebed is up from 91 per cent last year, while 41 per cent achieved level five, giving the school a score of 31.3.

The highest scores in the region were 32.9 recorded by both Goring Primary School and Stoke Row School but neither school achieved a 100 per cent pass rate at level four.

Of Goring’s 30 pupils, 93 per cent achieved level four and 70 per cent reached level five, while the figures for Stoke Row were 82 per cent and 73 per cent respectively.

The best-performing school in Henley was Valley Road primary. Of the school’s 30 pupils, 87 per cent scored a level four and 37 per cent reached level five, giving it a score of 30.1.

Badgemore Primary School, which had a level four pass rate of just 43 per cent last year, rose to 89 per cent. A third of pupils also reached level five, compared with none last year.



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