East Riding primary schools are celebrating their best ever outcomes for pupils following a recent report by the Department of Education.
Yorkshire has some of the worst performing areas in the country for pupils failing to grasp writing, reading and mathematics with the Department for Education singling out schools in both Doncaster and Bradford as being among the lowest performing authority areas in England.
But for Bridlington, no schools have fallen below the floor standard in the three primary subjects. A school is ranked below the floor target if it has less than 65 per cent of pupils reaching the expected levels in reading, writing and maths and is failing to keep up with the national average level of progress being made in all three subjects by pupils between the ages of seven and 11.
Now 80 per cent of pupils achieved level 4 or above in reading, writing and mathematics, compared to 78 per cent in 2014. East Riding has remained the best performing in Yorkshire and the Humber with the local authority achieving 82 per cent and is 44th in the national rankings.
Councillor Julie Abraham, East Riding of Yorkshire Council portfolio holder for children, young people and education, said: “These excellent outcomes for our children in the summer exams show how East Riding schools are continually striving to produce the best possible results and prepare their pupils so well for secondary school.”
This upward trend is also continued at tougher measures of Level 4B+ which was also significantly above the national average and Level 5, where pupils demonstrate a higher level of ability in the three core areas of the curriculum.
Mike Furbank, the council’s head of education and schools, said ‘It is really encouraging that schools have been able to improve from our record levels of performance last year. Once again these are the best ever outcomes for primary schools in the East Riding and reflect the hard work of teachers and children and the impact of good teaching and learning.
“East Riding schools have managed to achieve fantastic attainments, with some schools supporting one hundred per cent of their children to get the Level 4 in all subjects, but we must also applaud those schools who make it possible for children from a lower starting point to make exceptional progress.”
Some of the best performing schools include Bempton Primary School, Burlington Junior School, Martongate Primary School, New Pasture Lane Primary School and Our Lady and St Peter Roman Catholic Primary School which all achieved more than 85 per cent. For the full league table for East Riding click here.