REVEALED: Chesterfield’s worst and best performing primary schools

High Peak schools have received a funding boost from Derbyshire County Council.
High Peak schools have received a funding boost from Derbyshire County Council.
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Schools in Chesterfield and Alfreton have come out top in a new ranking system with 100 per cent for achieving targets in reading, writing and maths, other schools fall below the mark and score 33 per cent.

New information has been complied which compares the schools in your area according to the number of pupils, whether targets are being met or whether pupils are at least two levels ahead of where they should be.

Some schools doing well include Bramley Vale Primary School, on York Crescent, which has four top scores for the percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 - the expected level for the age group - or above in the reading test; the percentage of pupils who have made at least two levels of progress in reading between the ages of seven and 11; the percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 - the expected level for the age group - or above in the maths test and the percentage of pupils who have made at least two levels of progress in maths between the ages of seven and 11.

Another big hitter was Mary Swanwick Primary School, on Church Street North which also scored four 100’s differing from the Bramley Vale by being top of the class in where pupils are two levels ahead in writing.

While Cutthorpe School, on School Hill looks like a big winner with 100 per cent in six categories, there are only 12 pupils eligible for assessment in National Curriculum Key Stage 2 tests this year.

At the lower end was Brockley Primary School, which again has a smaller number of pupils at nine but scored 44 per cent in pupils meeting writing targets and children two levels above of the average in maths and 33 per cent of pupils achieved Level 4 or above in both the reading and maths tests and in writing.

The Key

a. The number of pupils on roll eligible for assessment in National Curriculum Key Stage 2 tests this year

b. The percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 - the expected level for the age group - or above in the reading test

c. Of pupils included in the progress measure, the percentage of pupils who have made at least two levels of progress in reading between the ages of seven and 11

d. The percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 - the expected level for the age group - or above in writing (this is assessed by teachers)

e. Of pupils included in the progress measure, the percentage of pupils who have made at least two levels of progress in writing between the ages of seven and 11

f. The percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 - the expected level for the age group - or above in the maths test

g. Of the pupils included in the progress measure, the percentage of pupils who have made at least two levels of progress in maths between the ages of seven and 11

h. The percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 or above in both the reading and maths tests and in writing

i. The school’s average points score. Pupils sitting the National Curriculum tests are given a set number of points for the level they achieve. Level 2 or below is worth 15 points, Level 3 is worth 21 points, Level 4 is worth 27 points, Level 5 is worth 33 points etc. A pupil’s average points score is calculated on their reading, writing and maths results and these are then used to calculate the school’s average points score.

j. The ranking within its own Local Authority which each school achieves, according to the percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 or above in reading,writing and maths.

Ties are broken by the number of pupils on roll eligible for assessment in the National

Curriculum tests and then alphabetically.

NOTE: A number of primary schools have become academies since taking this year’s National Curriculum tests. In these cases the schools may be listed twice - once under their old name, with their tests results, and once under the new name, with no results listed and n/a given instead. New primary free schools that do not yet have test results will also show n/a