Wirral primary schools taste success in Key Stage 2 exams
A WIRRAL primary school which is home to a flourishing lolly enterprise was among those tasting exam success.
The perfect pass rate at Our Lady and St Edward’s Catholic primary school in Birkenhead came as official government figures confirmed Wirral Council is matching the national average.
The success related to pupils managing to get the minimum Level 4 standard in both English and maths in Key Stage Two tests taken by 11 year-olds.
After seeing her Wirral wonders manage a perfect 100% at both English and maths at Level 4, up 18% on last year, Our Lady and St Edward’s headteacher Elaine McGunigall said “bringing learning alive” had helped the school’s success.
Ideas included transforming the playground into a pupil-run market – and a homemade lolly enterprise proved a runaway success.
It continues the massive reversal of fortunes for the school, which has gone from having “serious weaknesses” in 2000 to being graded outstanding by Ofsted in 2010.
Other schools achieving 100% at both English and Maths at Level 4 were Thornton Hough primary, Oxton St Saviour’s CofE primary and St Andrew’s CofE primary in Bebington.
Across Wirral pupils matched the 79% national average in terms of reaching Level 4 in both maths and English after a 2% annual rise.
Primary school pupils in Cheshire West and Chester (81%) also eclipsed the national picture.