Bridlington school one of country’s most improved

New starters at Our Lady and St Peter's Primary School.
New starters at Our Lady and St Peter's Primary School.

A BRIDLINGTON primary school has been named as one of the country’s top 100 most improved primary schools.

Our Lady and St Peter’s RC Primary School – formerly known as St Mary’s School – attained a 32% improvement between 2009 and 2012 in its level 4+ results in both English and Maths.

This is the level the Government recommends pupils should be able to reach in their final year of primary school. Only schools with 30 or more eligible pupils are included in the top 100.

The news comes following the publication of the school league tables.

Anne Parr, co-headteacher of the school, said: “We are delighted and it’s a tribute to all the hard work of all the staff and all the pupils.

“They couldn’t do that without the support of the parents and governors.”

The percentage of pupils at the school, on High Street achieving Level 4 in both English and maths now stands at 93%, up from 61% in 2009.

The only other East Riding primary school to make the top 100 list was Swinemoor Primary School, in Beverley who have made a 44% improvement in the last four years, up from 43% to 87%.

Alison Michalska, director of children, family and adult services for East Riding of Yorkshire Council, has paid tribute to the hard work of staff and pupils at Our Lady and St Peter’s RC Primary School.

She said: “This is a fantastic achievement and is a testament to the hard work of the staff and pupils at Our Lady and St Peter’s Primary School who have all contributed to this impressive improvement. I wish them every success in the 
future.”