Chinley Primary School among best in county

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A High Peak school is among the best in the county in tests for ten and 11-year-olds.

Chinley Primary School is one of the best performing schools in key stage two performance and attainment tables published by the government.

And Furness Vale Primary School and Bishop Pursglove CE Aided Primary School in Tideswell have also been named among the most improved schools in Derbyshire.

Across the county, youngsters outperformed the national average with 78 per cent of pupils reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics - compared to 75 per cent nationally. Girls in Derbyshire have once again performed better than boys and have also outperformed girls nationally in all subjects.

Cllr Kevin Gillott, county council Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “We are pleased that our pupils are doing well compared to children nationally.

“Although we’ve matched last year’s results as councils have nationally, the previous six years have seen a rise in attainment in Derbyshire for all three subjects.

“But we are not complacent and we know there’s more work to do to make sure children in Derbyshire are getting the education they deserve to help them fulfil their potential.”