OFSTED has published the reading, writing and maths tables for primary schools in Harlow.
All schools are supposed to ensure that 60 per cent of pupils gain at least “Level 4” in formal reading and maths tests, combined with an informal teacher assessment of children’s writing abilities.
This means that Spinney and Longwood on 59%, Katherines on 58%, St James on 57%, Broadfields. Abbotsweld and Kingsmoor Primary on 52%, Water Lane on 50% and Jerounds on 43%, have failed to achieve the government target.
The average score in both Essex and England is 75%.
The results may mean the schools could be forced into becoming academies. On a matter of transparency, the Kingsmoor Primary is now the Kingsmoor Academy.
Level 4 indicates that students can start to use grammatically complex sentences, good spelling and joined up handwriting in English. In maths, they should multiply and divide whole numbers by 10 or 100 and be able to use simple fractions and percentages.
The top schools were: The Henry Moore and St Albans on 90%, Milwards with 84%, Church Langley with 83%, William Martin with 81% and Holy Cross plus Fawbert and Barnard with 80%.
Level 5 indicates how many students are above average. The winners in that category were: Church Langley with 33%, Holy Cross with 28%, Milwards with 26% St Luke’s with 25%, Fawbert and Barnard with 23% and Henry Moore with 22%.
At the bottom of this table sit St James, Broadfields and Kingsmoor, Longwood wiht 3%, Jerounds with 2%, Abbotsweld with 0%.
The average score in Essex and England is 21%.
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