Primary school league tables: Pendle results

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Half of Pendle’s primary schools had a score equal to or better than the Lancashire average of 81% of pupils achieving the expected standard in core subjects.

The figures were revealed in the latest Key Stage 2 results published this month.

And four schools – Barrowford St Thomas’s, Blacko, Laneshaw Bridge and Wheatley Lane – proved to be the top of the class as they achieved a 100% success rate with every pupil reaching the expected Level 4 in reading, writing and arithmetic.

And there was even better news for the 10 schools which saw a quarter or more of their pupils go beyond what was expected of them and reach Level 5 or higher, with four of them – Blacko, Laneshaw Bridge, Higham St John’s and Wheatley Lane – seeing their average level pupil rating marked at the highest attainable mark, 5C, on the first time this mark has featured in the tables.

And half of the schools in Pendle either equalled or bettered the county average points score of 28.9, another key factor in assessing how schools are performing.

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 in all three subjects.

“This shows what excellent work our schools are doing throughout the county.

“Well done to all our Year 6 children, and to their teachers and parents.”

l Roughlee School and St Mary’s CE Primary School, Newchurch, have an insufficient number of pupils at Key Stage 2 to qualify for the tables.

Children at Whitefield Infant and Nursery Unit, Nelson, are not of the required age to qualify.