REVEALED: High Peak’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.

Schools in High Peak and Hope Valley have come out top in a new ranking system with 100 per cent for achieving targets in reading, writing and maths, other schools are not as high reaching just 67 per cent in one areas.

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 Earn Sterndale CofE and Curbar who have seven and six 100 per cents across the board however only have small numbers of pupils; six and ten.

A larger school like Simmondley Primary on Pennine Road, Glossop has 48 pupils which were assessed and got good scores ranging from 83 to 98 per cent.

The lowest scorer was St Charles Primary in Glossop that scored 38 per cent for the percentage of pupils who have made at least two levels of progress in maths between the ages of seven and 11.

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