We’re delighted to celebrate with our primary schools this month after Gulval School, Liskeard Hillfort Primary School, Tywardreath School and Altarnun Primary School all announced improved SATs results.
For Gulval School, Key Stage 2 results are significantly above Cornwall and national averages in Reading, Writing, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar and Maths in every measure including progress and attainment.
Paul Baker, Principal at Gulval School said: “We are absolutely delighted with these results and are incredibly proud of our pupils and staff who have all worked incredibly hard throughout the year. We have seen great improvements not only with our Year 6 results but also with our phonics results as well which are now above the national average. Our Key Stage 2 results are fantastic; we have seen improvements in every area however, I was particularly pleased that 90% of our pupils achieved a level 4 or above in Reading, Writing and Maths –11% above the national average. The future is looking incredibly bright for all our pupils.”
Altarnun Primary School also had a great round of continued improved SAT results in Key Stage 1 with pupils reaching 100% across the board in reading, writing and maths and continuing to do well in Phonics with 100% of children attaining the pass mark.
At Liskeard Hillfort Primary School, SATs results show the school is continuing to achieve results above the national average in many areas, especially Phonics. The school has seen increases across Maths, English and Writing as well as a greater number of Key Stage 2 pupils attain level 4 and 5 in Maths this year which the school attributes to the new Assertive Mentoring learning system which was put in place earlier in the year.
Tywardreath School also saw the school making leaps and bounds across the board, putting the school well on course to be above the national average.
Executive Principal Heidi Hoskin who joined the school in September said “We are absolutely delighted with these results and we are incredibly proud of our pupils and staff who have all worked tremendously hard throughout the year. The results are fantastic; we have seen our phonics improve dramatically from 61% to 87%. In Early Years and Foundation, 75% of our children are achieving a good level of development where the national average is 60%.”
In 2014, 82% of the children at Tywardreath School reached a combined level 4 on their SATs and 27% reached level 5. This year, 88% of children reached level 4 and 31% reached level 5. National comparison results will not be available until later in the summer. The school is also seeing continued improvements in Key Stage 1, especially in Reading.
Gary Kelly, Director of Schools at Bright Tribe said: “All of our primary schools have seen a lot of changes since converting to academies, as well as the implementation of a new curriculum and new learning systems such as Assertive Mentoring. Everyone has worked really hard and these results are a testament to our pupils and staff. We’re looking forward to continuing to work with our schools to embed these new systems and processes and improve these results even further next year.”