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PERFORMANCE TABLES - PRIMARY STANDARDS SINCE 1998 (ENGLAND)

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Education minister Stephen Twigg today congratulated primary...
Education minister Stephen Twigg today congratulated primary

teachers, heads, support staff and pupils for outstanding

improvements in standards since 1998 and set out plans for building

on this success.

The improved standards are highlighted in this year's performance

tables. Since 1998, about 84,000 more eleven year olds are achieving

the expected level for their age in maths and around 60,000 more are

doing so in English. Mr Twigg set out how the success of the National

Literacy and Numeracy will be built on with:

* new training for teachers in phonics, guided reading, maths,

boy's writing and assessment

* a new programme to improve leadership in up to 5000 primary

schools

* publication next year of new value added primary performance

tables, piloted this year

Mr Twigg said:

'Congratulations to pupils and staff in primary schools for their

hard work in achieving the successes highlighted in this year's

performance tables. The National Literacy and Numeracy strategies

have been at the heart of improvements in primary schools and we are

determined to build on this success in 2003 and beyond.

'The Literacy and Numeracy strategies have always evolved in response

to best practice. We will continue to review and refine the

strategies using research and best practice from our most successful

schools.

'The teaching of phonics has been reintroduced into our schools by

the literacy strategy and we will provide new training on phonics for

teachers to further their understanding of it. A phonics seminar next

year will bring together experts and practitioners so we can build on

the latest research and knowledge. Additional training for primary

school teachers in guided reading, maths, boy's writing and

assessment will also help raise standards further.

'We know strong leadership is essential to a school's success but

there are too many schools where weak leadership is hampering

progress. That is why we are running a major new leadership programme

for up to 5,000 primary schools next year.

'The performance tables show large variations in performance between

schools - we are resolute that all pupils should benefit from

improved standards. Fulham Primary school is a shining example of

what can be achieved in the most challenging of circumstances. They

show impressive improvement over the past 3 years and their

outstanding performance is confirmed by a high value added score in

this year's pilot.

'The introduction of value added performance tables next year will

provide more comprehensive information about the achievements of our

schools. It will draw attention to those schools that are

underperforming in comparison to similar schools, enabling Local

Education Authorities to target action on those schools.

'The Literacy and Numeracy strategies have revolutionised standards

in primary schools. We know there is more hard work to be done to

raise the literacy and numeracy skills of more pupils. We are

determined to build on the outstanding improvements in performance

since 1998 as highlighted in this year's primary performance tables.'

NOTES

This Press Notice applies to England.

1. This year's primary performance tables are available on the DfES

website.

2. The rise in the number of pupils achieving the expected level in

maths and English is based on a rounded cohort of 600,000 pupils

taking the test each year. Since 1998, there has bee a 10 percentage

point improvement in the number of pupils achieving the expected

standard for their age in the Key Stage 2 English tests. In maths

there has been a 14 percentage point improvement

3. In the 2002 Key Stage 2 tests 75 per cent of pupils achieved Level

4 or above in English and in mathematics 73 per cent of pupils

achieved Level 4 (the standard expected for their age) or above.

4. The tables include a pilot which tests the reporting of a Key

Stage 1 to Key Stage 2 value added measure. The 495 volunteer schools

that took part in the value added pilot provide a sample broadly

representative of the national picture, covering both mainstream and

special schools. A full consultation of the pilot will inform the

national publication of the value added primary tables next year.

5. A table of the 100 schools showing most improvement in the

aggregate of English, maths and science results since 1999 is

attached (annex 1).

6. Hard copies of the primary performance tables are available from

individual Local Education Authorities.

ANNEX 1

Final Analyses

100 most improved schools based on the aggregate

1. For inclusion in this list the Key Stage 2 Test aggregate must

improve or remain the same year on year 1999-2002.

2. Institution types: FD Foundation, CY Community, VA Voluntary

Aided, VC Voluntary Controlled.

3. 2000, 2001 and 2002 data has been adjusted in respect of pupils

identified as recently arrived from overseas whose first language is

not English.

4. 2001 data has also been adjusted in respect of pupils absent from

the tests due to the outbreak of foot and mouth disease.

School name

LEA name

Type

Eligible pupil number

Key Stage 2 Test Aggregate 2002 2001 2000 1999

Increase in aggregate 1999-2002

Rank

St Barnabas' CofE Primary School

Manchester

VC

25

264 204 160 64

200

1

Fulham Primary School

Hammersmith and Fulham

CY

26

265 203 181 78

187

2

Nine Tree Primary School

Knowsley

CY

22

227 189 163 40

187

2

Lenton Primary and Nursery School

Nottingham, City of

CY

13

254 236 209 67

187

2

St Barnabas Church of England VC Primary School

Bristol, City of

VC

25

272 220 119 100

172

5

Holy Name Roman Catholic Primary School Manchester

Manchester

VA

19

242 200 154 71

171

6

Edinburgh Primary School

Waltham Forest

CY

30

277 268 222 117

160

7

St Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary School

Liverpool

VA

21

286 272 259 127

159

8

Broken Cross Community School

Cheshire

CY

22

277 259 243 122

155

9

Wolston St Margaret's CofE Primary School

Warwickshire

VC

23

261 226 212 108

153

10

Woodston Primary School

Peterborough, City of

CY

27

233 227 176 82

151

11

Higher Folds Primary School

Wigan

CY

25

224 213 152 74

150

12

St Bartholomew's CofE Primary School

Blackburn with Darwen

VA

17

271 238 229 121

150

12

Churchwood Community Primary School

East Sussex

CY

38

224 172 137 76

148

14

Fair Furlong Primary School

Bristol, City of

CY

37

219 206 176 79

140

15

Morven Park Primary and Nursery School

Nottinghamshire

CY

57

239 228 192 100

139

16

St Mark's CofE Primary School

Islington

VA

19

258 243 215 119

139

16

St Bartholomew's CofE Primary School

Brighton and Hove

VA

25

268 224 179 130

138

18

Arnhem Wharf Primary School

Tower Hamlets

CY

40

240 231 138 105

135

19

Kensal Rise Primary School

Brent

CY

29

238 213 174 103

135

19

Eastfield Junior and Infant School

Wolverhampton

CY

20

245 206 189 110

135

19

Blue Gate Fields Junior School

Tower Hamlets

CY

65

265 251 219 131

134

22

Laughton Junior and Infant School

Rotherham

CY

19

284 242 238 150

134

22

Huntingdon Primary and Nursery School

Nottingham, City of

CY

18

256 256 217 122

134

22

West View Primary School

Hartlepool

CY

45

222 217 184 89

133

25

Falconride Primary School South

Gloucestershire

CY

36

253 250 220 120

133

25

Murton Primary School

Durham

CY

62

285 234 224 153

132

27

Riverside Primary School

North Tyneside

CY

15

300 300 256 168

132

27

St Paul's Catholic Primary School

Tameside

VA

34

276 248 247 146

130

29

Southwold Primary School

Hackney

CY

35

206 142 118 78

128

30

St George's Beneficial CofE Voluntary Controlled Primary School

Portsmouth

VC

33

221 180 155 93

128

30

Sharpness Primary School

Gloucestershire

CY

18

300 260 230 172

128

30

Orford Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School

Suffolk

VA

13

292 245 227 164

128

30

Raynham Primary School

Enfield

CY

83

229 207 150 102

127

34

Rabbsfarm Primary School

Hillingdon

CY

46

259 214 182 132

127

34

Preston Grange Primary School

Lancashire

CY

20

220 200 191 94

126

36

Highwood Player Junior School

Nottingham, City of

CY

55

187 154 147 62

125

37

Joseph Cash Primary School

Coventry

CY

44

230 218 216 106

124

38

Bygrove Primary School

Tower Hamlets

CY

20

245 180 164 121

124

38

Willington CofE Primary School

Durham

VC

23

283 279 263 160

123

40

Brownhills West Primary School

Walsall

CY

33

255 227 222 133

122

41

Bonneygrove Primary School

Hertfordshire

CY

52

279 276 234 158

121

42

Pemberton Primary and Nursery School

Wigan

CY

28

225 200 178 104

121

42

Winkleigh Primary School

Devon

CY

12

292 219 214 171

121

42

South Wingfield Primary School

Derbyshire

CY

18

267 242 220 147

120

45

Lindisfarne Community Primary School

Gateshead

CY

27

256 194 189 137

119

46

Glebe First and Middle School

Harrow

CY

45

264 164 162 146

118

47

St Ann's Well Junior School

Nottingham, City of

CY

25

208 200 113 90

118

47

St Michael's Primary School and Nursery

Essex

CY

12

233 216 186 115

118

47

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Greenwich

VA

28

300 260 224 183

117

50

Millfields Community School

Hackney

CY

66

253 211 172 137

116

51

Linden Grove Primary School

Kent

CY

59

214 214 168 98

116

51

Roe Farm Primary School

Derby City

CY

51

251 223 188 135

116

51

Tufnell Park Primary School

Islington

CY

35

240 217 203 124

116

51

Summervale Primary School

Oldham

CY

19

232 217 158 116

116

51

Portway Primary School

Newham

CY

74

245 204 179 130

115

56

Whitmore Community School

Hackney

CY

42

231 173 171 116

115

56

Wallop Primary School

Hampshire

CY

22

300 271 258 185

115

56

Church, St Nicholas Church of England Primary School

Lancashire

VA

32

247 238 216 133

114

59

West Drayton Primary School

Hillingdon

CY

53

211 206 198 98

113

60

Holy Family Catholic Primary School, Ingol, Preston

Lancashire

VA

21

252 240 210 139

113

60

Hillstone Primary School

Birmingham

CY

41

251 234 181 139

112

62

Heyworth Primary School

West Sussex

CY

34

294 273 262 182

112

62

Newington Green Primary School

Islington

CY

53

221 195 164 110

111

64

Skerton Community Primary School

Lancashire

CY

32

206 205 155 95

111

64

Daleacre Community Primary School

Sefton

CY

18

211 205 179 100

111

64

Trinity Church of England Primary School

Wolverhampton

VC

52

267 254 216 157

110

67

Hunslet St Mary's Church of England Primary School

Leeds

VA

26

250 229 180 140

110

67

Stoneleigh Primary School

Oldham

CY

26

227 176 150 117

110

67

Coleford Primary School

Kingston upon Hull, City of

CY

24

221 220 114 111

110

67

Southwark Junior School

Nottingham, City of

CY

90

210 197 143 101

109

71

Hither Green Primary School

Lewisham

CY

48

213 174 156 104

109

71

King Charles Primary School

Walsall

CY

21

214 131 123 105

109

71

Brentnall Primary School

Salford

CY

14

264 255 183 155

109

71

Orchard Primary School

Hackney

CY

54

244 195 157 136

108

75

Netherton CofE Primary School

Dudley

VC

36

272 204 191 164

108

75

Francis Edmonds Combined School

Buckinghamshire

CY

28

204 193 178 96

108

75

South Kirkby Burntwood Junior and Infant School

Wakefield

CY

19

200 180 144 92

108

75

St James's and St Michael's CofE Voluntary Aided Primary School

Westminster, City of

VA

17

241 235 219 133

108

75

Barmston Village Primary School

Sunderland

CY

49

237 232 210 130

107

80

St Paul's CofE Primary School

Newcastle upon Tyne

VA

29

231 210 128 124

107

80

Weavers Close Church of England Primary School

Leicestershire

VC

42

214 213 213 108

106

82

Meadowbank Primary School and Nursery Education Centre

Wigan

CY

25

252 239 217 146

106

82

St Hilda's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School

Sunderland

VA

21

238 180 165 132

106

82

Lawn Primary School

Kent

CY

13

169 126 82 63

106

82

Lytham St Annes Mayfield Primary School

Lancashire

CY

72

257 257 255 152

105

86

Ewanrigg Junior School

Cumbria

CY

51

241 217 205 136

105

86

Petteril Bank School

Cumbria

CY

20

155 150 124 50

105

86

Britannia Community Primary School

Lancashire

CY

33

270 252 221 166

104

89

Allens Rough Primary School

Walsall

CY

31

274 258 248 170

104

89

Owton Manor Primary School

Hartlepool

CY

40

170 161 114 67

103

91

St Andrew's Methodist Primary School

Salford

VC

33

294 282267 191

103

91

Bower Norris Catholic Primary School

Staffordshire

VA

23

261 254 245 158

103

91

Hythe Primary School

Surrey

CY

35

271 263 260 169

102

94

Southwick Church of England Primary School

Wiltshire

VC

26

285 281 276 183

102

94

Ealdham Primary School

Greenwich

CY

37

214 167 130 113

101

96

Paxton Primary School

Lambeth

CY

28

286 276 230 185

101

96

Heron Cross Primary School

Stoke on Trent

CY

27

193 175 139 92

101

96

St Thomas Cantilupe CofE Primary School

Herefordshire

VA

43

270 250 229 170

100

99

Gainsborough Primary School

Hackney

CY

30

180 173 129 80

100

99

Hurdsfield Community Primary School

Cheshire

CY

15

267 214 173 167

100

99

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