New data reveals attainment of primary schools

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New figures for the performance of pupils at the end of primary school have been released today (Thursday, December 11).

The data, from the Department for Education, sets out the percentage of pupils achieving the expected level (level four) or above in reading, maths and writing in 2014.

For schools in the Sleaford area, the results are as follows:

- Brown’s CofE Primary School, Horbling - 100 per cent

- Rauceby CofE Primary School - 100 per cent

- Navenby CofE Primary School - 93 per cent

- Ropsley Cof E Primary School - 93 per cent

- Church Lane Primary School - 92 per cent

- Ancaster CofE Primary School - 89 per cent

- William Alvey School - 89 per cent

- Digby the Tedder Primary School - 88 per cent

- Ruskington Winchelsea Primary School - 88 per cent

- Coleby CofE Primary School - 87 per cent

- Billingborough Primary School - 86 per cent

- Heckington St Andrew’s CofE School - 86 per cent

- Leasingham St Andrew’s CofE Primary School - 86 per cent

- Kirkby la Thorpe CofE Primary School - 85 per cent

- Cranwell Primary School - 83 per cent

- The St Gilbert of Sempringham CofE Primary School, Pointon - 83 per cent

- Walcott Primary School - 82 per cent

- Caythorpe Primary School - 80 per cent

- Billinghay CofE Primary School - 77 per cent

- Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Primary School - 76 per cent

- Helpringham School - 75 per cent

- Osbournby Primary School - 73 per cent

- Dunston St Peter’s CofE Primary School - 73 per cent

- Ruskington Chestnut Street CofE Primary School - 73 per cent

- Metheringham Primary School - 70 per cent

- Mrs Mary King’s CofE Primary School - 69 per cent

- St Botolph’s CofE Primary School - 69 per cent

- Welbourn CofE Primary School - 69 per cent

- Barkston and Syston CofE Primary School - 67 per cent

- Digby CofE School - 50 per cent

The Government’s floor standard is set at 65 per cent.

A figure has not been published for Leadenham CofE Primary School and Nocton Community Primary School as the number of pupils who sat exams in Year Six was too low.

Executive headteacher Graham Boyall said Digby CofE School’s 50 per cent mark was a reflection of a relatively low cohort size, just 10 pupils, which included several with ‘specific learning difficulties’.

He said: “What it doesn’t show is that a number of those children actually made good or outstanding progress from Key Stage One to Key Stage Two.”

Of the system of performance tables, he said: “I think they are one indicator but they don’t give you the whole picture, especially for small schools.”

For more information, visit the Department for Education’s website.