Swallownest: School is in top 100 in England for Key Stage 2

Swallownest Primary School has been named one of the best-performing primary schools in England.

Tuesday, 17th December 2013, 12:34 pm
Swallownest Primary School has achieved outstanding Key Stage 2 results

The school was placed in the top 100 schools in the country for Key Stage 2 SATS in reading writing and maths.

Nearly 16,000 schools across England were part of the Government survey and the table was based on the percentage of children achieving level 4 and level 5 in the three core disciplines.

Based on the performance of pupils for KS2 SATs, every single pupil at Swallownest achieved a level 4 or above in reading, writing and maths, which is the expected level for an 11-year-old under Government targets.

Furthermore, 53 per cent of Swallownest pupils gained a level 5, which is above average for the age group.

There were only two schools from South Yorkshire who made the top 100 and both were from the Rotherham, area with the being St Albans Primary School.

“This is a fantastic achievement for Swallownest Primary School,” said headteacher Richard Chipchase.

“I can attribute it to the high quality teaching staff and support staff that we have in school who provide the children with an outstanding education.”

“We also have an aspirational culture and high expectations that permeate every aspect of school life.”

“And this success is also down to the excellent attitude towards learning that our children bring to school each and every day.”

“Our aim is to become an outstanding school that is automatically everyone’s first choice school and we believe that we are well on the way to achieving that goal.”

Overall across the country, there was no change in the overall number of pupils achieving level 4 or above with 75 per cent of all those tested attaining that mark in reading, writing and maths.

Girls continued to out-perform boys in reading and writing with 88 per cent of girls achieving level 4 or above in the reading test compared to 83 per cent of boys and 79 per cent of girls achieving level 4 or above in the writing, compared to 69 per cent of boys.

In maths, both genders had 85 per cent achieving level 4 or better.