How South Tyneside primary schools did in new Key Stage 2 performance tables

Key Stage 2 pupils in South Tyneside are performing ahead of the national average when it comes to reading, writing and maths.

Friday, 13th December 2019, 4:57 pm
Updated Saturday, 14th December 2019, 11:45 am
Biddick Hall Juniors

New data released by the Government shows that 66% of primary school pupils in South Tyneside are meeting the expected standard, compared to a national average of 65%.

To see how all South Tyneside schools performed, click here.

Pupils are meeting the expected standard if they achieve a scaled score of 100 or more in their reading and maths tests, and their teacher assesses them as 'working at the expected standard' or better in writing.

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Councillor Moira Smith Lead Member for Children, Young People and Families, said: "These key stage results are a tribute to the efforts of our young people and their parents and carers and are testament to the outstanding work being done in our junior and primary schools.

"Many of our schools are above the national average in reading, writing and maths which is a fantastic achievement.

"Having so many successful schools shows that we are succeeding in our mission to give all our young people the best start in life.

"While we are delighted with this great news, we are not complacent and will continue to work in partnership with our schools to consolidate this excellent record."

At Biddick Hall Juniors, 95% of pupils were meeting the expected standard. At Stanhope Primary, 93% were and at St Gregory’s RC Primary 84% of pupils were.

Michelle Collinson, headteacher of Biddick Hall Junior School said: "This is a fantastic achievement.

"I am really proud to be headteacher of such an amazing school.

"It is down to the hard work and dedication of our staff, pupils, governors and parents.

"A massive well done to everyone for all their hard work as it is down to everyone's efforts.

"Our motto is enjoying, achieving and learning together and that is exactly what we do here."