Primary schools celebrate improved results

Portsmouth Grammar School pupils, back from left  to right: Sam Rush, Oliver Clark, Hermione Barrick, Michaela Clancy, Ilana Berney, Lizzy Greenfield, Charlotte Phillips, Grace Goodfellow, Caleb Barron, Robert Merriam. Front row, left to right: Katie Morrison, Gemma Webb, Lana Watt, Alfie Perry-Ward

Portsmouth pupils triumph with early crop of exam results

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Primary school children in the Portsmouth area have achieved better results in basic skills.

The latest Key Stage Two Standards Assessment Test (SATs) figures published today show that more and more children this year have left with the expected Level 4 or above in reading, writing and maths.

Primary school results have improved

Primary school results have improved

In Portsmouth, 75 per cent of Year 6 children achieved that, compared to 70 per cent in 2013 and 65 per cent in 2012. The national average is 79 per cent.

Councillor Neill Young, cabinet member for children and education at Portsmouth City Council, said: ‘Our Key Stage Two results are encouraging and demonstrate improvement across the board and I’m grateful to teachers and staff for their hard work.

‘We’ve made progress in critical areas such as Key Stage 2 reading and writing and we are also seeing many gaps between children eligible for pupil premium and their peers narrowing.’

Julien Kramer, interim head of education at the council, added: ‘Well done to all our pupils. Our Key Stage Two results are really positive and we’re grateful to our teachers, governing bodies and parents for their efforts to improve the achievement levels for the city’s children.’

Across Hampshire County Council, 82 per cent of children achieved a Level 4 or higher, a rise of four per cent on last year.

Councillor Peter Edgar, executive member for children and education at the council, said: ‘I congratulate Hampshire’s children and their schools for the outstanding results.

‘Our primary schools are among the very best in the country and these results reflect the high standards and hard work of our children, teachers, governors and local authority staff.’

THREE quarters of schools have seen results rise across the city.

At St Swithun’s Catholic Primary School in Southsea, there was a huge jump with an extra 30 per cent of pupils achieving a Level 4 or above in the core subjects.

Executive headteacher Catherine Hobbs said: ‘I’m absolutely delighted.

‘I’m really proud of the children for the hard work and the dedication of the staff.’

At Ark Ayrton Primary School in Somers Town, 66 per cent of pupils achieved a Level 4 or higher in reading, writing and maths. That’s a 21 per cent rise.

Headteacher Jan Fleming said: ‘The results represent the hard work of staff and parents and children with support from Ark.

‘It’s a really positive sign for the community.

‘We are all pulling together and valuing education and making the difference together.’

SCHOOLS in Havant have been celebrating as almost all of them saw a rise in results.

Among them was Riders Junior School where 66 per cent of pupils got a Level 4 or above in the core subjects - a 17 per cent rise.

Anna Jones is the head of school and said: ‘We are very pleased with these results.

‘The children worked very hard. We implemented a new structure because 49 per cent wasn’t good enough.

‘It was about making sure the curriculum was really inspiring.

‘It was really hard work and it has paid off.

‘Our progress is looking good. Children will come in with Level 1 and are going out with Level 4. It’s really important that they go to secondary school with those skills.

‘We are very passionate about their learning behaviour and coping with failing because you learn from your mistakes.’

THERE was a mixed bag for Gosport schools with almost two thirds of them seeing a small dip in results, compared to the previous year.

However, at Siskin Junior School in Rowner, 88 per cent of pupils got a Level 4 or higher in reading, writing and maths. That’s an 11 per cent rise on last year.

The school is at the heart of the community of Rowner, a deprived part of Gosport.

In recent years, Rowner has seen a lot of change as the area has undergone a huge development.

Fey Wood is the acting headteacher at Siskin Juniors. She said: ‘We are over the moon about the results.

‘The journey that the junior school has been on from special measures to requires improvement to good is shown in these results.

‘It hasn’t been easy. We spent a lot of time and money on recruiting a lot of good quality teachers and ensuring that learning is at the heart of what everyone does.

‘It’s been a long journey for us, particularly in terms of the context of the Rowner regeneration and families being moved around and the culture shift with the regeneration.

‘I am so proud of everyone.’

Meanwhile, at St John’s Church of England Primary School, 78 per cent of students achieved a Level 4 or higher - a nine per cent rise on last year.

MORE than half the schools in Fareham saw an improvement on last year’s results.

At Redlands Primary School, 100 per cent of children achieved a Level 4 or above in reading, writing and maths.

Headteacher Kevin Harcombe said: ‘The children did really well. We pushed them harder but they were up for it.

‘We managed it without stressing them.

‘They saw it as a challenge to get the best they could so that when they went to the next school they could make progress there.

‘We have done really well for the past few years so we want to keep it up as much as we can.

‘We got a large amount of children getting a level 5 as well.

‘We just want the best for our children. The parents are very supportive.

‘I am very proud of what they have achieved and I am proud of the teachers for helping them.’

At Crofton Hammond Junior School in Stubbington, 92 per cent achieved a Level 4 in the core subjects - a 17 per cent rise on the previous year.

Headteacher Ali Russell said: ‘Last year was a dip in our usual expectations because it was a very different cohort of pupils.

‘But the staff have done a fabulous job. It shows that everybody is achieving.’

Results

Column figures in order from left to right: /Reading %, /Writing %, /Maths %, /Read/write/maths 2014 %, /Read/write/maths 2013 %, /Value added

Fareham

Castle Primary /91 /86 /88 /84 /86 /99.9

Crofton Anne Dale Junior /95 /96 /93 /88 /85 /99.6

Crofton Hammond /100 /92 /95 /92 /75 /100.4

Harrison Primary /100 /95 /100 /95 /94 /101.1

Hook-with-Warsash CoE Primary /98 /98 /93 /93 /90 /99.1

Locks Heath Junior /95 /91 /94 /87 /80 /99.1

Northern Junior Community /100 /91 /93 /89 /56 /99.5

Orchard Lea Junior /93 /91 /89 /85 /83 /99.0

Park Gate Primary /87 /88 /78 /70 /83 /99.1

Ranvilles Junior /96 /82 /96 /80 /84 /99.6

Red Barn Community Primary /100 /89 /100 /89 /73 /100.8

Redlands Primary /100 /100 /100 /100 /95 /100.7

St Anthony’s Catholic Primary /100 /97 /88 /85 /94 /99.3

St Columba Academy /73 /73 /64 /55 /44 /99.1

St John the Baptist CoE Primary /94 /94 /82 /76 /92 /100.6

St Jude’s RC Primary /78 /78 /74 /65 /74 /99.5

Sarisbury CoE Junior /97 /94 /94 /89 /85 /100.2

Titchfield Primary /74 /74 /85 /67 /87 / 98.6

Uplands Primary /93 /90 /88 /83 /86 /99.2

Wallisdean Junior /98 /90 /96 /90 /80 /99.1

Whiteley Primary /94 /97 /90 /88 /85 /100.6

Wickham CoE Primary /90 /80 /73 /73 /73 /98.5

Wicor Primary /99 /91 /91 /87 /81 /100.4

Havant

Barncroft Primary /98 /91 /79 /79 /60 / 99.1

Bidbury Junior /92 /96 /86 /82 /69 / 99.5

Bosmere Junior /96 /81 /94 /80 /67 /99.5

Denmead Junior /84 /75 /80 /67 /70 /97.2

Emsworth Primary /85 /77 /92 /77 /68 / 100.7

Front Lawn Primary /78 /73 /78 /68 /54 / 99.0

Hart Plain Junior /89 /82 /84 /76 /65 /100.2

Mengham Junior /92 /86 /86 /76 /47 /99.3

Mill Hill Primary /94 /81 /88 /81 /48 / 99.4

Mill Rythe Junior /96 /92 /96/ 91 /86 / 99.9

Morelands Primary / 73 /70 /78 /68 /70 / 100.3

Padnell Junior /92 /82 /86 /76 /70 / 99.7

Purbrook Junior /82 /82 /80 /70 /60 / 99.5

Queen’s Inclosure Primary /97 /90/ 97 /88 /69 / 100.0

Riders Junior /73 /79 /84 /66 /49 / 99.9

Sharpse Copse Primary /84 /79 /79 /66 /44 /101.2

Springwood Junior /85/ 82 /76 /70 /74 /99.3

St Alban’s CoE Primary /97 /90 /97 /90 /85 /101.2

St James’ CoE Primary /100 /100 /100 /100 /90 / 100.0

St Peter’s Catholic Primary /92 /91 /84 /80 /68 / 99.1

St Thomas More’s Catholic Primary/ 98/ 95/ 95 /88 /85 / 101.6

Trosnant Junior /88 /85 /83 /77 /76 / 100.0

Warren Park Primary /98 /78 /100 /78 /73 /102.2

Woodcroft Primary / 88 /56 /81 /44 /33 /100.3

Portsmouth

Ark Ayrton Primary /76 /72 /76 /66 /45 /99.9

Arundel Court Primary /87 /73 /87 /70 /64 / 99.6

Beacon View Primary Academy /91 /74 /94 /74 /48 /101.0

Charles Dickens Primary /68 /64 /55 /45 /46 /97.9

Copnor Junior /84 /92 /87 /78 /77 /98.5

Corpus Christi Catholic Primary /95 /89 /93 /86 /76 /99.1

Cottage Grove Primary /86 /70 /78 /68 /82 /100.2

Court Lane Junior /95 /86 /93 /83 /81 /98.3

Craneswater Junior /94 /87 /97 /81 /78 /100.2

Fernhurst Junior /93 /91 /86 /79 /76 /99.8

Flying Bull Primary /91 /87 /93 /78 /63 / 99.6

Gatcombe Park Primary /93 /83 /83 /62 /73 /100.0

Highbury Primary /88 /85 /81 /73 /60 /100.6

Isambard Brunel Junior /92 /86 /90 /85 /66 /99.6

Langstone Junior /87 /87 /83 /79 /84 /99.7

Lyndhurst Junior /93 /89 /76 /75 /72 / 98.1

Medina Primary /88 /83 /75 /71 /64 / 99.3

Meon Junior /95 /95 /90 /88 /86 /99.9

Milton Park Primary /88 /83 /71 /62 /63 /99.4

Newbridge Junior /76 /73 /81 /68 /66 / 99.7

Northern Parade Junior /87 /81 /82 /71 /70 / 98.6

Portsdown Primary /100 /96 /100 /96 /86 /99.8

St George’s Beneficial CoE Primary /95 /77 /100 /77 /67 /101.0

St John’s Cathedral Catholic Primary /100 /97 /93 /90 /93 / 100.6

St Jude’s CoE Primary /96 /90 /75 /71 /69 /99.5

St Paul’s Catholic Primary /92 /80 /90 /76 /62 / 99.9

St Swithun’s Catholic Primary /98 /89 /93 /86 /56 /100.1

Solent Junior /96 /92 /94 /90 /88 / 99.7

Stamshaw Junior /84 /53 /63 /43 /49 /97.4

Gosport

Alverstoke CoE Junior /94 /96 /85 /82 /84 / 99.3

Bedenham Primary /80 /76 /72 /70 /64 /99.0

Brockhurst Junior /76 /84 /71 /61 /68 / 98.8

Elson Junior /94 /81 /86 /75 /80 /99.8

Gomer Junior /97 /95 /92 /88 /83 /99.6

Grange Junior /91 /80 /91 /75 /76 /99.5

Haselworth Primary /94 /76 /76 /71 /67 / 100.4

Holbrook Primary /83 /66 /76 /61 /62 / 99.4

Lee-on-the-Solent Junior /81 /82 /77 /74 /81 / 97.9

Leesland CoE Junior /79 /72 /78 /59 /73 / 97.8

Newtown CoE Primary /91 /81 /91 /71 /76 / 100.5

Peel Common Junior /84 /70 /86 /67 /76 / 99.8

Rowner Junior /89 /89 /72 /68 /77 / 99.3

St John’s CoE Primary /85 /84 /84 /78 /69 /100.7

St Mary’s Catholic Primary /89 /86 /86 /78 /81 /99.2

Siskin Junior /96 /88 /100 /88 /77 / 101.3

Woodcot Primary /100 /82 /77 /68 /67 / 98.8

West Sussex

Birdham CoE Primary /100 /90 /90 /86 /68 / 98.9

Bosham Primary /89 /86 /89 /79 /95 /100.5

Central CoE Junior /90 /89 /85 /81 /65 /98.8

Chidham Parochial Primary /100 /100 /93 /93 /87 /100.0

East Wittering Primary /95 /86 /100 /86 /83 /99.8

Fishbourne CoE Primary /97 /93 /97 /93 /87 /100.2

Funtington Primary /100 /90 /90 /90 /85 / 99.2

Harting CoE Primary /94 /88 /88 /81 /91 / 100.5

Jessie Younghusband Primary /100 /91 /94 88 /87 /100.4

North Mundham Primary /93 /79 /86 /69 /72 /98.8

Parklands Community Primary /91 /78 /87 /74 /63 //100.2

St Richard’s Catholic Primary /87 /87 /90 /87 /84 / 99.3

Southbourne Junior /96 /88 /83 /79 /73 / 99.8

Tangmere Primary /57 /57 /38 /33 /52 /97.3

Thorney Island Primary /94 /78 / 94 / 72 /75 /101.3

Westbourne Primary /93 /77 /67 /67 /83 / 99.4

West Dean CoE Primary /87 /87 /80 /73 /87 /98.3

West Wittering CoE Primary /94 /94 /76 /76 /58 /98.8

East Hampshire

Buriton Primary /100 /100 /100 /100 /100 /101.0

Clanfield Junior /98 /87 /92 /83 /67 / 99.1

Herne Junior /97 /95 /98 /91 /84 / 100.3

Horndean CoE Junior /96 /99 /93 /93 /90 / 100.3

Sheet Primary /100 /100 /94 /94 /85 /100.3

Steep CoE Primary /75 /92 /83 /75 /80 / 98.4