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.
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!