How Sunderland primary schools did in new Key Stage 2 performance tables

Key Stage 2 pupils in Sunderland are performing ahead of the national average when it comes to reading, writing and maths.

Friday, 13th December 2019, 4:14 pm
Updated Friday, 13th December 2019, 5:41 pm

New data released by the Government shows that 67% of primary school pupils in Sunderland are meeting the expected standard, compared to a national average of 65%.

To see how all Sunderland schools performed, click here.

Pupils are meeting the expected standard if they achieve a scaled score of 100 or more in their reading and maths tests, and their teacher assesses them as 'working at the expected standard' or better in writing.

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Simon Marshall, Director of Education, at Together for Children said: “The increased level of attainment achieved in Sunderland at Key Stage Two is testimony to the hard work of pupils and dedication of school staff and I would like to congratulate them all on their achievements.

"These results are particularly important as developing our children’s English and Mathematics knowledge at this age is the foundation of future learning.

“We will continue to work with pupils, families and schools to ensure children in Sunderland achieve their full potential.”

At Benedict Biscop Church of England Academy, 97% of pupils met the expected standard. At St Pauls C of E Primary it was 94% and at Our Lady Queen of Peace RC Primary it was 91%.

Sarah Armstrong, headteacher of Benedict Biscop Church of England Academy, on Marcross Drive, Sunderland, said: "I am exceptionally pleased with the results and I am so proud of all our children.

"This couldn't have been achieved without the dedication of all our staff and governors who ensure children remain at the heart of everything we do.

"Thank you to all of the parents and carers for their continued support."