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Lincolnshire primary school league tables 2013 revealed

By RCousins_LE  |  Posted: December 12, 2013

Lincolnshire primary school league tables 2013 revealed

Lincolnshire primary school league tables 2013 revealed

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League tables showing how well Lincolnshire primary school pupils performed in their end of year SATS exams have been published today.

The tables show how Year Six pupils did in reading, writing and maths tests at the end of the last summer term.

They show how many pupils sat the exams, how many achieved the required Level 4 mark and how many pupils went on to make the Level 5 grade.

Level 4 is the grade that pupils are expected to achieve by the time they leave primary school. Level 5 means they are achieving beyond the expected grade.

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All Saints Community Primary School in Waddington saw 96 per cent of its 49 Year Six children attain Level 4, and 33 per cent achieve Level 5.

Head teacher Paul Martin said: “We are proud. We have been able to show that the school’s results have been going up over several years. We had a good set of results last year and we are keen to sustain it.

“There are no surprises, the children knew what they were going to get and they got what we expected.

“We’ve been able to raise our headline stand but at the same time we have not lost anything from the excitement and richness of learning. It is not all about tests and results, we’ve managed to retain all the good bits.”

Another successful school was Ellison Boulters Church of England Primary School in Scothern, where 100 per cent of the 34 Year Six pupils reached Level 4.

Fifty per cent of the pupils also achieved Level 5.

Head teacher Jenny Wheeldon, who has been at the school for 14 years, said: "I am incredibly proud of the children and all of the staff. It is a whole school whole team effort where everyone has worked hard.

“It is just a small snapshot of how are children do.

“We are up there in league tables most of the time and we will be aiming to maintain our 100 per cent and improve our Level 5 results.

“We have high targets for our children but we work toward them without detriment to their enjoyment of school.

“I’m just incredibly proud of all of the children who have worked so hard.”

Councillor Mrs Patricia Bradwell, Executive Councillor for Children's Services at Lincolnshire County Council, praised the work of school staff and children in Lincolnshire.

She said: “Our primary pupils have once again excelled and this confirms the excellence of our schools. The hard work and determination of pupils, staff, governors and parents is making a difference as we continue to improve year on year."

See the results from Lincolnshire's schools in the table below. This table has been ordered by average points score

Check the results by school, alphabetically

Russell Hobby of NAHT (National Association of Head Teachers) said: "It is good to see England's primary schools improving once again despite harder targets.

"Teachers and heads make incredible efforts to ensure that every child gets the best possible start in life.

"We all feel that we could do more, and constantly strive for more, but these are respectable results, delivered in a climate of adversity and austerity.

"Nonetheless, relying on league table data to measure school performance - which is based on a few short tests of young children in a small number of subjects - is a terribly blinkered approach. However important it is, there is more to a child's development and their readiness for secondary school than their score in a flawed test. There is more to a school than their ranking, which conceals how hard the school must work to achieve its results.

"The government is consulting on new floor standards. It should learn the lessons of the past and of successful countries: school performance is a judgment not a statistic; progress matters as much as attainment; high stakes accountability destroys the integrity of the assessments used to inform it.

"The profession accepts accountability but wants intelligent accountability. The current system is far from it. "

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Department for Education

The Lincolnshire Echo's Education section

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