A SCHOOL is celebrating after coming out on top in an exams league table.
Year 6 pupils at Cleadon Church of England Academy achieved the highest Key Stage 2 pass rate in the borough.
Children who sat the exams in May at the Boldon Lane school, in Cleadon, have now gone on to secondary school, but the teachers they left behind couldn’t be more proud.
Youngsters achieved a 97 per cent pass rate at Level 4 in maths, reading and writing, compared with the national average of 79 per cent.
Pupils also achieved a greater pass rate at Level 5 and above with 52 per cent, compared with a national average of 24 per cent.
Jane Beckett, headteacher at the school, said: “It’s excellent news.
“Congratulations to the children who achieved these results through hard work and commitment, and a huge ‘thank you’ to our hard-working school leadership team, inspirational teachers, and support staff.
“Together, they continue to set high aspirations for the children and work with them to achieve and exceed their expectations.
“We’re very proud. The results reflect the very professional, hard-working team that we’ve got at this school and it reflects the commitment of the children to strive to do their best.”
Mrs Beckett added: “The children will have now completed their first year at senior school and we hope they’re settling in and continuing to work as hard as they did with us.
“We wish them all the best for the future. We are very pleased with our own results but we’re only one of the schools in South Tyneside and we want them all to do well.”
The school appears on the results table as Cleadon Village Church of England VA Primary, as it was named that when the exams were sat.
It was renamed on July 1.