School is top of the pile in SATS results

A VALE primary school is celebrating after 100 per cent of its year six pupils achieved level four in their key stage 2 SATS results in English and maths.

Christina Hall, headteacher at Holy Redeemer Catholic Primary School in Pershore, said the children deserved the results after all their hard work.

In maths, 100 per cent of pupils also achieved level five, while 92 per cent of pupils achieved a level 5 in reading.

A handful of pupils also achieved level 6, with 23 per cent of pupils achieving level 6 in maths and 15 per cent in English.

The achievement means that the school ranked seventh overall in the county.

Mrs Hall said: “The staff here work really hard. It’s not just a job for them.

“The children work really hard. They deserve these results.

“They are so self-motivated, it makes our job so much easier. They are so dedicated to learn.

“I knew they would do well.

It’s a very good cohort.

They’re quite an exceptional group of children. They’re very well rounded – amazing personalities and very creative.

“We’ve had five years with 100 per cent so we’ve got a lot to prove but I’m pretty confident we can get that again.”

At St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Broadway 100 per cent of pupils also achieved level four in English, maths and English and maths.

Across Worcestershire, the number of primary schools failing to give pupils a good grounding in the three Rs dropped from 13 to three over the past year.

Under the Government’s current target, schools are considered failing if less than 60 per cent of 11-year-olds gain level four in English and maths SATs tests and fewer youngsters make two levels of progress in these subjects than the national average.

The national average for English progress this year is 92 per cent and 90 per cent for maths.

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