Pupils well above national average in many areas
The number of children at Werneth Primary School reaching a good level of development (GLD) at the end of Foundation Stage has risen. Last year it was 47% but this year is up to 62%. While the majority – 99.5% – of pupils are EAL, all pupils are making excellent progress.
Key stage 1 phonics shows a significant improvement in standards, up from 50% last year to 75%. ‘This is the highest score ever in the school,’ said Conrad North, ‘and reflects the progress we have made since introducing Read, Write Inc. Last year 11% were achieving greater depth in reading, now we are up to 16%.’
There have been some pleasing results in KS1 maths too. Last year just 6% were achieving greater depth but this year the figure has shot up to 17%. Maths has always been a strength at Werneth Primary and this is reflected at KS2 as well. Both last year and this year Werneth pupils were above the national average for progress in maths by the end of Key Stage two.
For reading, writing and maths combined last year 31% of pupils at KS2 achieved the expected standard. This year that has risen to 47%, an improvement that is significantly more than the national average.
“There has been a big improvement in a short time,” said Conrad North. “I am delighted to report that last year was a very successful year academically. Our children continue to progress well with their learning.”