League tables released this week show which of our region’s schools fared the best – and worst – in their SATs exams for 11-year-olds.
Every year six pupil at Stanley St Andrew’s CofE Primary School, Morley Primary School, Richardson Endowed Primary School in Smalley and English Martyr’s Catholic Primary School in Long Eaton, achieved the expected Level Four grade in the exams.
In Ilkeston the top performer was Granby Junior School , where 94 per cent of pupils achieved Level Four.
The Department for Education has said that a school is underachieving if less than 60 per cent of its pupils achieve Level Four.
Just one school in our area was below the Government guideline – St John’s CofE school in Stapleford, which performed the worst with just 57 per cent achieving the expected grades.
Other low performers were Harrington Junior School in Long Eaton with 66 per cent and Mapperley CofE Primary and Stanley Common CofE Primary with 67 per cent each.
The Department also released figures for ‘high achieving pupils’ at each of our schools.
These are students who achieved Level Five in their SATs, equivalent to what is expected of an average 14-year-old.
The school in our area with the biggest percentage of ‘high achieving pupils’ was Richardson Endowed in Smalley, where 80 per cent of pupils made the grade.
Just three schools in Derbyshire received 100 per cent scores.
Other scores included Scargill CofE in West Hallam with 35 per cent achieving Level Five and St Thomas Catholic Primary in Ilkeston with 31 per cent.
Nationally 27 per cent of kids achieved the higher standard.
At St Andrew’s CofE no pupils achieved Level Five, making it bottom of the county along with two other schools.
And at Cotmanhay Junior School just nine per cent of pupils were ‘high achieving’.