The league tables for England were published today. The Daily Telegraph have compiled a list of the top 1000 schools in the England and we are delighted to feature at number 78 out of 20,840 primary schools.
We did exceptionally well with attainment at both the expected standard and the ‘higher standard’ in English and Maths in key stage two tests.
We were also delighted to be identified as the highest performing school in Southwark for children attaining the higher standard in reading, writing and maths and when combined with expected attainment.
We are also the highest performing school in Southwark for maths overall. In fact, across England, there are only 16 schools with higher overall average performance for maths than us.
Here are the government league tables which can be filtered to help you compare schools in Southwark and beyond.
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As with all statistics, comparing very different schools isn’t always helpful. Many of the schools in the top 50 are very small schools with less than 15 pupils in year 6 or they are schools with very different intakes to ours.
It is also worth remembering that learning progress is equally, if not more important and some schools have stronger progress outcomes but less impressive attainment because pupils have had lower starting points at the end of key stage one. The ideal combination is great progress and attainment ( again far harder from a lower start or if the children have additional needs ).Our year 6 group of pupils last year were unusual in that over 50% had an additional need such as dyslexia, social skills or other learning difficulties to overcome!
Yesterday morning the children in Peggotty Class, Year 5 delivered a captivating assembly to the whole school based upon the story of Mahatma Gandhi and the the struggle for Indian independence. The children performed a beautiful dance, played a range of instruments, and re-told Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Just So’ story of ‘How the Camel Got His Hump’. Congratulations to the children in Peggotty Class and a big thank you to Miss Fahreeda and Miss McIver for their hard work.
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Today, as part of our annual Friendship Week every child in the school partnered up with an older/younger child to take part in ‘big friend, little friend’. Children from Year 6 partnered up with Year 2, Year 5 visited Year 1, Year 4 partnered with Nursery children, and Year 3 went to Reception.
The children worked on a range of activities from writing stories about friendship to reading together, making friendship bracelets to playing board games. The children found the experience engaging, educational and socially enriching.
Teachers throughout the school have also been celebrating friendship week by leaving gifts, cards and generally being extra-supportive of their ‘secret friends’, drawn from a ballot. The message, for both adults and children, is that we can and should always try to do more to make the world a friendlier place.
Today was the turn of Little Dorrit Class in Reception to charm the school with an action-packed class assembly, and they really delivered! The children sang and performed with tremendous verve, acting out the story of everyone’s favourite household superhero. As with all classes throughout the school, the children enjoy a diverse range of high-quality children’s literature and their love of Mini Grey’s modern classic was there for all to see. Congratulations to all the children in Little Dorrit and a massive thank you to Miss McHale, Miss Lambert, Miss Gemmell and Mr Nathan for all their hard work.
Last Friday the firefighters came to visit us in the Early Years to tell us all about their work and show us all the equipment in their truck.
The children all had a chance to sit inside the truck and handle the branch which attaches to the hose.
Many interesting questions were asked and lots of information shared.
Mrs Kyriacou commented on how heavy the jacket and helmet were, Kit asked to see where the axes were kept, Elias couldn’t get enough of getting into the truck and fun was had all round. We all learned a great deal about how dangerous fire is and how firefighters have to wear very sophisticated fireproof clothing to protect them.
This week was the turn of Gargery Class from Reception to charm the school with a enchanting class assembly. The children sang, danced and remembered their lines to perfection to deliver the story of everyone’s favourite fictional beast! A massive well done to all the children and a big thank you to Miss Zandbergs, Miss Sopoti, Miss Gemmell and Miss Udogaranya for all their hard work.
Congratulations to our stars and friends of the week! These children impressed their teachers with their dedication, hard work and thoughtful approach to their learning. Many congratulations to reading certificate winners. Perhaps it will be you who receives a certificate at next week’s assembly! What will you do to impress your teacher?
Also a big thank you to Mr. Huxley who entertained the school during this week’s assembly with his drumming skills!
On Thursday it was the turn of Oliver Class in Year 2 to wow their parents, carers and fellow pupils with a charming update of a classic fairy tale. The story of Snow White was transported to 1930’s New York, with the seven dwarfs changed to seven jazz men! The children all remembered their lines and performed them with panache. Congratulations to them all and a big thank you to Miss Wallbridge and Miss Jura for their hard work.
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Congratulations to Copperfield Class in Year 3 for performing a thrilling assembly to the children and parents of Key Stage 2. The children delivered the story of the Pied Piper with a combination of great acting, lively dancing and super singing! Very well done to all the children involved and a big thank you to Miss Spears and Miss Chrysanthou for all their hard work.