Ealing Primary Schools Excel
Sparkling results at Key Stage 2 from local pupils
Recently published Key Stage 2 scores indicate strong showings by primary schools in Ealing. Nearly 80% of pupils in the area achieved level 4 or above in reading, writing and maths tests, the standard benchmark for achievement at Key Stage 2. This represents a small rise from 2012 levels.
Particularly impressive was the percentage of children improving by at least two grades from Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, considered by the Department of Education to be the 'expected progress' in this period. According to the Department's figures, over 90% of Ealing's primary school pupils achieved such an improvement in reading and maths exams, and the writing teacher assessment: in each of these categories, figures for the local area are comfortably above the national average for state schools.
Amongst a number of notable achievements for individual schools in Ealing, the Grange Primary School saw the largest improvement on last year's results. 78% of students at the school achieved level 4 or above in English and Maths tests, a result 23 percentage points higher than last year. Drayton Green, Oaklands, Montpelier and North Ealing primary schools also posted significant improvements. In the last of these schools, North Ealing, as high a proportion as 97% of pupils achieved level 4 or above in the most important subjects. Between 85 and 90 percent of students reached this mark at, among others, Brentside, Christ Church, Hobbayne and St. Gregory's School.
Brentside Primary can be particularly proud of the number of students who made the expected progress at Key Stage 2; all students at the school achieved the required grade in mathematics, while 98% of pupils made the progress expected of them in reading and writing. St. John's Primary, in West Ealing, boasted 100% record for helping children to make the step up from KS1 to KS2 this year.
A high proportion of children at Ealing primary schools attained level 5 in either English or maths subjects, an excellent result at Key Stage 2. Over half of pupils at Christ Church Cof E Primary achieved level 5 in the KS2 writing assessment, compared to a national average of 30%. Ealing schools were significantly above the national average in terms of level 5 attainment for the Key Stage 2 Maths test, and for the new Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling exam. At Mount Carmel RC Primary, a high proportion of students achieved level 5 in the Reading and GPS exams; the percentage of children at the school attaining the same level in Maths was higher than any other state-funded school in the local area. North Ealing were the highest achievers in both Writing and GPS subjects, yet posted phenomenal KS2 results in all categories.
December 18, 2013