League tables released this week show which of our region’s schools fared the best – and worst – in their SATs exams for 11-year-olds.
The school with the highest grades was Brookhill Leys Primary School in Eastwood, where 91 per cent of pupils achieved the expected level four grade or above in the tests, sat in English and maths.
Headteacher Jacquie Sainsbury said: “I’m really pleased. The children have done really well.”
Other schools that did well were Horsendale Primary School in Nuthall, where 90 per cent of kids got at least level four, Hollywell Primary School in Kimbeley where 88 per cent of children got the expected grade, and Greasley Beauvale Primary School in Newthorpe where 87 per cent reached it.
The Department for Education said that a school is ‘underachieving’ if less than 60 per cent of its pupils achieve level four.
No schools in out region scored under 60, but Holly Hill Primary School in Selston scored 64 per cent.
The Department also released figures for ‘high achieving pupils’ at each of our schools. These are students who achieved level five, equivalent to what is expected of a 14-year-old.
The school in our area with the highest percentage of ‘high achieving pupils’ was Hollywell Primary School in Kimberley, with 53 per cent.
No pupils got level five at Lynncroft primary in Eastwood, and just seven per cent of kids were ‘high achievers’ at the town’s Springbank primary school.
For the table got to bbc.co.uk/news/education.