SCHOOL ‘LEAGUE TABLES’: Bulwell primaries are on the up

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ALMOST all of Bulwell’s primary schools have secured better exam-results that have contributed to Nottingham achieving its best-ever position in the latest ‘league tables’.

Six of the town’s eight primaries can celebrate improved attainment in this year’s Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) taken by 11-year-olds.

Only one, Crabtree Farm, suffered a dip in results, while scores weren’t published for Rufford Primary School because it is classed as newly-formed after the previous junior and nursery schools amalgamated.

Across the city, the number of pupils achieving levels four and above in the core subjects of maths and English improved to help the city climb 18 places from 137th to 119th in a table of the country’s 154 local education authorities (LEAs).

Coun David Mellen (Lab), the city council’s lead member for children’s services, said: “These results show very encouraging improvements and clearly show we are closing the gap on the national averages on a number of important measures.”

The top school in Bulwell was again Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Roman Catholic Primary, which saw 95% of pupils gain level four or above in English and 100% achieve the standard in maths.