PRIMARY schools from across the South West Essex Community Education Trust have all achieved SATs results above the national average.
Almost three quarters of pupils at Chadwell St Mary Primary School and Stifford Clays Primary School, and 78% of pupils at Deneholm Primary School achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths in the KS2 results announced earlier this week.
The national average for the number of pupils meeting the combined expected standard in 2018-19 is 65 per cent, slightly up from last year’s 64 per cent.
This is the first time all three primary schools have returned results that are securely above the national average.
78% of pupils at Deneholm Primary School achieved the government benchmark, up by 2% on last year’s impressive results.
72% of pupils at Chadwell St Mary Primary School achieved the expected standard, a 15% improvement on last year’s results.
69% of pupils at Stifford Clays Primary School met the expected standard, a 17% improvement on last year’s results.
Overall, this is an impressive 34-percentage point improvement on the Trust’s KS2 results last year.
The news comes shortly after Chadwell St Mary Primary School was judged to be a ‘Good’ school in all areas by Ofsted.
Christina Pumfrey, Primary Executive Headteacher at South West Essex Community Education Trust, said: “These results are a reflection of the excellent work our primary schools have been doing over the past few years, working together to drive up standards. We are very pleased by the results and will continue to work collaboratively to make sure all young people receive the very best start in their education.”
“While KS2 exams are not ones that define a child’s life and nor should children be too worried about them, they are a good indicator of how well a school is performing and how many children are ready for the demands of secondary school education.”
Steve Munday, Chief Executive Officer of South West Essex Community Education Trust, said: “We are delighted that our primary schools have all secured some of the best results in their histories this year. The schools, children and parents should be very proud of their efforts.
“All our staff are committed to helping our young people achieve the best possible outcomes in life, and the work they have done in partnership has had a real impact on standards.
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