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League tables show Wirral primary schools performing well
WIRRAL primary school pupils have proved they are top of the class as more than three quarters achieved the expected grades this year, new figures show.
The results, which were released by the Department for Education today, show four of the borough’s schools saw every single pupil in year six pick up a Level Four in both English and Maths in national curriculum tests known as SATs.
Those local schools making a clean sweep are Our Lady and St Edward’s Primary, Birkenhead; Oxton St Saviour’s C of E Aided Primary, Oxton; St Andrew’s C of E Aided Primary, Bebington and Thornton Hough Primary, Thornton Hough.
It means that every Wirral school is meeting Government targets of having at least 60% of 11-year-olds reaching Level Four or above in English and Maths.
And Pensby Primary School has been listed among the 100 most improved primary schools in the country.
It was ranked 85th in the table with a rise from 66% of youngsters achieving at least Level Four in 2009 to 97% this year.
The school has seen massive changes in the last three years as three primary schools came together in 2009, eventually moving to a multi-million pound new building in May this year.
Headteacher Kate Brown said: “We are absolutely thrilled with this news and it is a true reflection of the hard work of our staff, children and families who are so supportive.
“The year we scored 66% was just after all three schools came together but now we have grown to become a family and are working towards the same things with the same goals in mind.”
Flying high in English were Great Meols Primary, Heswall St Peter’s C of E Primary and Thurstaston Dawpool C of E Primary, while Higher Bebington Juniors and Sacred Heart Catholic Primary, Moreton saw 99% and 98% of pupils reaching the target, respectively.
And scoring top marks in Maths were Barnston Primary, Gayton Primary and Portland Primary, Birkenhead.
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