North Bristol primary top in the region

January 28 2016
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North Bristol primary top in the region

PUPILS at a Horfield primary school made more progress last year than any other in the whole Bristol region, new figures show.

St Teresa’s Catholic Primary topped the rankings for ‘value added’ across Bristol, South Glos, North Somerset and BANES, and placed in the top 100 nationally.

The school was also in the top three performing schools in Bristol for key stage two SATs results, with 97% of pupils achieving at least level 4+ and 52% of pupils achieving level 5+ in reading, writing and maths.

In addition, 45% of pupils achieved a level 6 in maths.

Level 4 is the Government’s measure of where a child, on average, is expected to reach by the end of primary school.

St Teresa’s head Amanda Pritchard said: “This is the culmination of many years of hard work and is due to the dedication and skills of all our staff, governors and parents and of course our lovely pupils themselves who give of their best and help each other.

“Everybody at St Teresa’s works hard every day to ensure that the children have the best possible chance to make the most of their gifts and talents in a happy and caring atmosphere.

Alexandra Flaherty-Weeks, chair of governors, added, “We are especially proud to be at the top of the rankings at a time when Bristol schools have never been stronger.

“Obviously we know that there is so much more to St. Teresa’s than SATs results, however we should feel extremely proud of ourselves and our children as this is an amazing achievement.”

St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School Percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 or above in reading, maths and writing 97% Percentage of pupils achieving Level 5 or above in reading, maths and writing 52%

Overall value added measure 102.7 Number of pupils aged 11, 29 2014 - Percentage of pupils achieving level 4 or above in reading, maths and writing 93%