Pupils and staff at Halewood Church of England Primary School are celebrating after topping the Department for Education’s table for Key Stage 2 SAT results.
The SATs test a pupil’s reading, maths, grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS) and pupils also receive a statutory teacher assessment in writing and science.
The latest figures, published in December, show that 96% of pupils at Halewood C of E Primary school met the expected standards, with 32% of pupils achieving a higher standard.
Nationally, 65% of pupils met expected standards with 11% reaching a higher standard.
The figures show that Halewood Church of England Primary School is not only the best performing school in Merseyside, but is also one of the best performer across primary school in England.
Dave Smith, Head Teacher at Halewood Church of England Academy, said “We have had an amazing start to the school year and look to build on our successes in 2020. Our staff, pupils, parents / carers and Governors are all committed to providing the very best education for our children, with our pupils keen to learn and excel. I am incredibly proud of our SATs achievements and the whole school community.”
Halewood Church of England Primary School is an ‘Outstanding’ school (judged by Ofsted) and the school also scooped the Spirit of Enterprise Award at last month’s Educate Awards – the largest education awards covering the North West Region. At the awards evening, the school was also runner up for Outstanding Commitment of Sport in Primary School.
Cllr Margaret Harvey, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, added “This is a fantastic achievement for Halewood Church of England Primary Academy and it is great to see the school recognised at a national level. It is an achievement that is very well deserved.”