School SAT exam results revealed

SCHOOLS in the Ilkeston area have returned SATs results higher than the national average, according to the results published last week.

Some schools including English Martys RC in Long Eaton and St Thomas RC in Ilkeston, fared way above the national average of 73 per cent of pupils achieving level four in English and maths, with scores of 96 per cent and 91 per cent respectively.

With an average of 74.3 per cent, schools in the Ilkeston area were, however slightly lower than the average figure for Derbyshire of 76 per cent.

Michael Geraghty, headteacher of St Thomas RC School in Church View, said: “We have had a good year this year.”

He added: “I feel that all the schools work hard in Ilkeston.

“We are all working co-operatively year to year.

“All the schools in the town have made good progress.”

A handful of schools were well below the average figure, including Stanley Common C of E School, which only had half of its pupils achieving a level four mark.

Kirk Hallam primary schools Dallimore and Ladywood had only 57 per cent of its pupils achieving the mark.

Many other schools across the country, including Trowell C of E School, Cotmanhay Junior School, St Laurence C of E School in Long Eaton, Albany Junior School, Wadsworth Fields Primary School, Fairfield Primary School and St John’s C of E in Stapleford boycotted the SATs in May this year.

Headteacher of Trowell C of E Sue Chalkley explained: “I joined in with the action of my union and boycotted the SATs.

“I supported the action and felt it was the right thing to do.”

Headteacher of Stanley Common Cof E school Susan Gillott did not want to comment on the results, neither did the headteachers of Dallimore Primary and Ladywood Primary in Kirk Hallam.

See the table above to see how all the schools in the area fared in their SATs results.


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