Pupils on right track in league tables

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Schoolchildren across the Fylde coast are making the grade, having earned top results to make themselves and their teachers proud.

Primary school league tables, published today for schools across the country, show levels of achievement from Year Six children in the last academic year.

Of Blackpool’s 33 primary schools, 22 surpassed the national average for numbers achieving a Level Four or above in maths, including three where 100 per cent achieved at least this grade, and 10 where more than half of pupils achieved a Level Five or above in maths.

In reading, 17 resort schools saw children achieve higher than the national average in reading, with five seeing every child achieve at least the Level Four or above.

Kincraig Primary School produced a set of outstanding results, seeing each of its cohort of 13 Year Six pupils last year make expected progress, and achieve a Level Four or above in reading and math - up from 89 per cent in 2013.

Karen Appleby, headteacher of the school on Kincraig Avenue in Bispham, said: “We’re delighted with our results, they’re the best the school has ever had.

“There are lots of other aspects to school though, we’re just as proud of our children who excel in music or art or sport.

“We’re determined we’ll keep these results up, we’ve found a good formula, really personalising the learning environment and targets for children.

“Data is always cohort specific though.”

In Wyre, all 25 primary schools bettered the national average of 93 per cent of pupils making expected progress in writing, as well as 19 topping the national average of 91 per cent for the same measure in reading.

Hambleton Primary Academy and Singleton CE Primary School each saw all of their pupils achieve at least a Level Four or above in reading and maths, maintaing last years figures.

In Fylde, of the 21 primary schools, 19 topped the national average of 86 per cent achieving a Level Four or above in maths, with Ansdell, Our Lady Star of the Sea, The Willows and Weeton St Michael’s primary schools seeing every child achieve at least this score.

And in reading, 17 bettered the national average of 89 per cent achieving a Level Four or above in reading, while 10 of those saw every child achieve the Level Four or above.

Freckleton CE Primary School and The Willows Primary School in Kirkham saw every child make expected progress in reading, writing and maths.