Ashfield infant Schools are top of the class in league tables

Year 6 pupils at Orchard Primary and Nursery School,  Kirkb,  who achieved the best results in Nottinghamshire in the key stage 2  tables.
Year 6 pupils at Orchard Primary and Nursery School, Kirkb, who achieved the best results in Nottinghamshire in the key stage 2 tables.

An Ashfield primary school head said he was ‘absolutely thrilled’ after his school came top of Government league tables for Nottinghamshire.

Orchard Primary School and Nursery in Kirkby top of the class in North Nottinghamshire for Key Stage 2 results, which have been released by the Department for Education.

And in close second place came Sutton’s St Mary Magdalene CofE (VA) Primary.

The tables show the percentage of pupils achieving level 4 in reading writing and maths and the percentage of pupils who have made at least two levels of progress in the subjects between the ages of 7 and 11.

Orchard Primary School came top of the league in Nottinghamshire and fourth in the UK.

Pupils achieved 100 percent in virtually every indicator. This means students are hitting or bettering the targets in reading, writing and maths.

Headteacher Rob Cook, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to bits - it is a really fantastic achievement.

“When you consider where we are in an ex-mining town rather than the leafy suburbs the kids have done really well.

“We have some amazing children and support from parents and families is second to none.

“We have some amazing staff , teachers, teaching assistants and even the admin staff and the site manager who support everyone else in their work.

“Everyone works really hard and the place has a buzz about it.

“The kids have worked really hard doing extra classes for school in the evenings.”

He added: “Kirkby as a whole has done really well and we are surrounded by very strong schools.”

How to read the tables (from left)

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.

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.

ASHFIELD

Abbey Hill Primary & Nursery, Kirkby 31 87% 97% 81% 94% 94% 97% 74% 27.1 190

Brierley Forest Primary and Nursery, Sutton 40 85% 85% 68% 98% 75% 93% 65% 26.3 219

Croft Primary School Ashfield 46 89% 95% 65% 91% 87% 95% 65% 27.0 218

Dalestorth Primary and Nursery School Ashfield 30 93% 97% 93% 97% 93% 93% 93% 31.0 33

Forest Glade Primary School Ashfield 29 93% 100% 93% 100% 97% 100% 90% 29.1 61

Greenwood Primary and Nursery School 56 93% 96% 95% 98% 86% 88% 86% 28.4 98

Hillocks Primary and Nursery School Ashfield 25 84% 96% 80% 100% 80% 92% 76% 28.1 176

Holly Hill Primary and Nursery School 45 91% 91% 84% 95% 89% 93% 84% 29.1 118

Jacksdale Primary and Nursery School 38 82% 76% 82% 89% 84% 87% 74% 28.1 189

Mapplewells Primary and Nursery School Ashfield 30 87% 97% 93% 100% 97% 100% 87% 31.1 92

Orchard Primary School and Nursery 39 100% 100% 100% 97% 100% 100% 100% 32.5 1

Priestsic Primary and Nursery School Ashfield 60 88% 90% 88% 98% 87% 90% 80% 27.9 143

Ravenshead CofE Primary School 57 93% 91% 98% 100% 93% 91% 89% 29.8 67

St Andrew’s CofE Primary and Nursery Ashfield 43 98% 91% 100% 98% 95% 98% 95% 30.9 20

St Mary Magdalene CofE (VA) Primary Ashfield 30 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 30.5 2

Skegby Junior Academy 37 89% 92% 84% 100% 73% 78% 68% 27.4 205

Underwood Church of England Primary 27 96% 96% 100% 100% 96% 93% 93% 30.3 40