New school league tables shows who is top of the class


Primary schools in the area have expressed their delight - and determination to improve - after the latest league tables were published.

In the Skegness, Alford and Spilsby areas, The St Margaret’s Church of England Primary at Withern came out on top alongside Toynton-All-Saints Primary.

Both saw 100 per cent of year six pupils achieve level four or above in reading, writing and maths.

The results, published on Thursday, are taken from the the SATs tests taken by pupils before they leave primary.

At the other end of the table is Skegness Seathorne Primary School with just 38 per cent.

The national average was 79 per cent, with the Government increasing its target from 60 per cent to 65 per cent for 2014.

Toynton-All-Saints head teacher Lesley Coulthrust told The Standard: “We are thoroughly delighted and really please Dthat the hard work of the children and teaching team have paid off.

“The children have been working incredibly hard which shows in the league table.”

Mrs Coulthrust said having the learning environment of a Forest School, with activities taking place outside, helped to build pupils’ confidence and autonomy as learners.

Head teacher at St Margaret’s James Siddle praised staff and pupils saying the school has all the ingredients for success.

“Our staff put in a lot of work over the years and it’s great for the pupils with all their hard work,” he added.

Mr Siddle also said the school was proving itself to be consistently good - achieving 86 per cent in 2013.

Head teacher at Seathorne Mandy Cherry said she expected to see the figure rise considerably next time following a ‘difficult’ period and a lot of changes.

She said: “Standards are rising rapidly. We are well and truly on the upward trajectory, proof of that is in the number of pupils going to grammar school this year.”

Mrs Cherry praised the staff - many of them new - for the progress which had been made, describing them as ‘very dynamic’.

She said the figure had also been affected by the school requesting the writing aspect of the assessment be moderated after concerns over the previous results.

Here’s how the other schools in the area perfomred:

l Friskney All Saints Church of England Primary School: 92 per cent

l Partney Church of England Primary School: 88 per cent

l Huttoft Primary School: 86 per cent

l Alford Primary School: 82 per cent

l Chapel St Leonards Primary School: 82 per cent

l The Richmond School, Skegness: 82 per cent

l St Helena’s Church of England Primary School, Willoughby: 77 per cent

l Halton Holegate Church of England Primary School: 75 per cent

l Ingoldmells Academy: 75 per cent

l Spilsby Primary School: 74 per cent

l Skegness Junior Academy: 72 per cent

l The St Peter and St Paul Church of England Primary School: 70 per cent

l The Wainfleet Magdalen Church of England/Methodist School: 66 per cent

l Great Steeping Primary School: 58 per cent

No data was available for Hogsthorpe Primary School.