Primaries notch up strong results

Primaries notch up strong results

Primaries notch up strong results

Wellsway Multi Academy Trust primary schools are celebrating some excellent results for children of all ages in 2017-18.

The provisional figures received from the Department for Education show strong outcomes in the tests taken by pupils at the age of 11, known as Key Stage 2 SATs.

All four schools saw an overall performance above the national average, with many improvements on 2017. A number of individuals made exceptional progress.

Saltford Primary School maintained its very high standard, with 84 per cent of children reaching or exceeding the expected standard for their age in reading, writing and maths combined. Its figures for the separate subjects were reading 93, writing 96 and maths 93.

St John’s Primary achieved 73 per cent combined and Chandag Juniors and The Meadows both hit 62 per cent. Chandag Juniors improved outcomes in all areas except reading while St John’s and The Meadows saw substantial improvements. At The Meadows, the writing result rose from 57 to 83 and maths from 69 to 85.

Younger children also performed well against national benchmarks, with Saltford and Chandag Infants again leading the way at reception level, where 82 and 85 per cent of children respectively achieved a Good Level of Development. 

Phonics screening and Key Stage 1 Sats outcomes were strong at all the schools too.

Final results will be released in December when they have been validated by the DfE.

Director of Primary Dr Matthew Cottrell congratulated school leaders, staff, parents and most of all the children on their success, which he said was a reward for hard work throughout the year. “We are seeing the benefits of working closely together as a group of schools, sharing best practice and utilising the skills of our subject-specialist leading teachers,” he said. “I look forward to this close collaboration and the development of our Trust’s Teaching School leading to even more success in the years to come.”