School among top in whole country

Head teacher Mike Wilson, celebrates with some of his year 6 pupils who were enjoying party day at their Underwood C of E Primary School on Tuesday.
Head teacher Mike Wilson, celebrates with some of his year 6 pupils who were enjoying party day at their Underwood C of E Primary School on Tuesday.

An Underwood school is celebrating after being named one of the highest attaining schools in England in the latest Primary School league tables.

Underwood Church of England Primary School was ranked joint 84th in the top 215 primary schools in the country by the Department for Education in their annual Key Stage 2 performance table.

The school has been given such a high ranking as all of the pupils in Year Six achieved a Level 4 or above in reading, writing and mathematics in the 2014 assessments and a huge number of them achieved Level 5 or higher.

Headteacher Mike Wilson said that the school the school is absolutely delighted to be listed in the Department for Education league table.

He added: “We are really, really pleased with the announcement.

“It is an amazing achievement which reflects the hard work that the children, staff, parents and Governors continue to put into the school to ensure that everyone is able to reach their true potential.”

The 2014 key stage 2 primary school performance tables provide information on the achievements and progress of schools and their pupils at the end of the 2013/14 school year.

This has been the best year for Underwood Church of England Primary School as 100 per cent of pupils achieved Level 4 in Key Stage 2 compared with 92 per cent last year.

The tables can also be used to compare a school’s performance nationally, within a local authority area, and with similar schools.

This year there were seven schools in Nottinghamshire that made it into the top 215.