The majority of primary school pupils in Burnley are achieving better results than last year, according to figures.
League tables showing the performance of 11-year-olds at primary schools across town have been published by the Department for Education. Pupils are assessed in reading, writing, and maths and expected to reach a Level 4 standard in all.
Almost top marks were given to Brunshaw Primary School, in this year’s Key Stage 2 performance table after its pupils scored 100% in writing, 98% in maths and 96% in reading. Excellent results by Worsthorne Primary, Rosewood Primary, Wheatley Lane Methodist, St Mary Magdalene, Padiham Primary, Cherry Fold Community and St James’s Lanehead were also noted.
According to the performance table, 73% of Year 6 pupils at Stoneyholme Community Primary School are now achieving level 4 or above in reading, writing and maths – an improvement of 23% from 2013.
County Coun. Matthew Tomlinson, cabinet member for children, young people and schools, said: “This year’s SATs results show that, once again, schools in the county are producing good results. The proportion of junior school Year 6 pupils reaching Level 4 and above in reading, writing and maths was 81% this year – higher than the England average, which was 79%, and the North-West, which was 80. It was also up by 4% on last year and by 5% on the year before that.
“I’m also delighted by the news that, for the first time in Lancashire, over 90% of pupils made at least the expected progress. This shows what excellent work our schools are doing.”