West Hill Primary School is star performer

PUBLISHED: 17:35 05 April 2009 | UPDATED: 08:54 18 June 2010

WEST Hill has one of the top 200 primary schools in the country and the best in the county for exceptional achievers- Key Stage 2 results revealed this week.

WEST Hill has one of the top 200 primary schools in the country and the best in the county for exceptional achievers- Key Stage 2 results revealed this week.

West Hill Primary School proved a star performer in the results- which show the percentage of pupils reaching Level 4 - expected for their age group - in core subjects English, Maths and Science.

Pupils achievements ranked 12th out of the 238 schools in Devon, however, 74 per cent of those students were in fact performing at Level 5 (the highest possible standard.)

West Hill scored a near perfect 294 out of a maximum 300, with every pupil at the Beech Park school passing in Science and 97 per cent passing in English and Maths.

For the first time tables also show the proportion of children passing both English and maths combined -West Hill scored 97 per cent.

Headteacher Sue Nield said: "I am always proud of our children- they work really hard all year round and I'm particularly delighted with this result.

"National Curriculum tests are only one measure of many things our children do here, such as sport and music.

"We are proud of all the work they do to develop as kind and caring individuals. Ethos and atmosphere at schools are the most important things."

Other schools in the Ottery area also performed well - with Tipton St John Church of England School pupils getting a 100 per cent pass rate in Science, 93 per cent of pupils passing in English and 86 per cent in Maths.

Tipton actually trumped West Hill in the 'value added' scores, 100.9 to 100.8 - this measure is used in the event of a tiebreaker, and shows the progress pupils make between the age of seven and 11.

It also takes account of other factors, such as pupils speaking English as a second language, children with special needs and those eligible for free meals.

Ottery St Mary Primary School scored 254 points, with an 82 percent pass rate in English, 84 per cent in Maths and 88 per cent in Science, making a 79 per cent combined pass rate for English and Maths.


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