Yate primary school makes dramatic leap up league tables

December 22 2018
Yate primary school makes dramatic leap up league tables

Abbotswood Primary school has leapt 78 places in a league table of pupil’s progress to sit in third place out of all primary schools in South Gloucestershire.

Last year’s result of 81st was near the bottom, but this year saw dramatically improved scores for progress, particularly in reading, where it was the best school in the authority, and in maths, where it was equal best.

There was also good news for St Mary’s Catholic Primary School which was in 14th place, up from 38 last year and Yate Academy, which rose from 43rd to 16th.

It was less good news for Raysfield Junior School in Chipping Sodbury which is is at the bottom of the rankings for pupil progress.

Tyndale Primary School is also in the bottom five in South Gloucestershire.

Schools are awarded scores reflecting their pupils’ progress between KS1 and KS2 exams in three key subjects, taken at the ages of seven and 11.  

Frampton Cotterell Church of England Primary School replaces Wick Church of England Primary School as the highest-ranking school in the area for its progress scores.

As well as progress, schools are judged on the attainment of pupils in key stage assessments.  

Pupils across South Gloucestershire achieved Key Stage 2 results broadly in line with other places in England.

Average scores of 105 in reading, 106 in grammar, punctuation and spelling and 104 in mathematics meant the local authority ranked 89th of England’s 152 authorities.

This was a drop from 68th in 2016-17.