Wirral schools above national average for Key Stage 2 results
WIRRAL schools remain above the national average for Key Stage Two results, with rises in maths and science but a slight fall in English results.
The picture across the peninsula is good, with reach for 11-year-olds increasing in science from 90 to 91%, from 79% to 80% in maths but dropping by the same single per cent in English, from 84% to 83%.
This compares to an average of around 80% nationally.
Several Wirral schools performed particularly well.
The results for the three main subjects are graded out of 100, to give a cumulative total out of 300.
Anything above 100 in the value added bracket shows the school is performing well.
Oxton St Saviours CofE Aided Primary School achieved full marks for each of the three subjects assessed, and a value added score of 100.6.
The head, Gill Pritchard, put the success down to very hard working staff and a close relationship with the neighbouring church and parents. She said: “There’s that sense of belonging and working to a common purpose.‘’
Our Lady of Pity Catholic School in Greasby scored at impressive 297 in maths, English and science but also delivered the highest value added score in Merseyside, at 102.3.
In comparison to the rest of the region, Wirral occupies mid-table.
In Moreton Sandbrook Primary School registered excellent results with a total of 292, and a value added score of 100.4.
Year six teacher Simon McKee told the News: “We’re really pleased.
“The children worked really hard and got just rewards for all their efforts.”
Sandbrook achieved a perfect 100 for English and Simon McKee put this down to the success of their Big Write scheme each Friday.
Earlier in the week, children spend time working on one aspect of English, whether spelling or punctuation before practising what they learned.
Mr McKee said the children were “made up” with results.
Other notable success include Higher Bebington Junior School, which scored 292, with a value added result of 101.8 and Birkenhead Christ Church CofE Primary School, scoring 295 with a value added total of 101.2.