Schools and education bosses across the town are celebrating a great set of results.
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Key Stage Two league tables, published today by the Department of Education, show a significant rise in the number of children in Hartlepool gaining the expected level four in both maths and English.
In Hartlepool 83% of pupils this year scooped the level four in reading, writing and maths, an increase of 4% on last year.
This puts the town ahead of the national average, which is 80% of Year 6 youngsters clinching the grade.
St Peter’s Elwick Primary had extra cause to celebrate after clinching the top level four results in the town, with 100% of the students achieving the mark.
And, to add to this achievement, 33% of the children passed the level five or higher grade in both maths and English, compared to the national average of 24%.
Councillor Chris Simmons, chairman of Hartlepool Borough Council’s Children’s Services Committee, said: “The council works closely with all schools across the town to raise attainment levels and ensure that all of our children reach their full potential.
“I would like to congratulate pupils for their hard work in achieving these results and thank school staff, governors and parents for their support.
“These results demonstrate the continued high level of high achievement of our primary schools.”
Jo Heaton, headteacher at St Peter’s Elwick Primary School in North Lane, said: “As a school we are very pleased and know this is part of our journey to make our school the best it can be. We have excelled in our results this year at each stage.”
MP Nick Gibb, Minister For School Reform, recently wrote to the school to congratulate it on the Year One phonics result, which put them in the top 2% of schools in the country.
Ms Heaton said: “We work hard as part of a team and it is the dedication, commitment and enthusiasm of the staff and governors that helps us achieve highly, but ultimately it is our wonderful pupils that achieve these results and we are thoroughly proud of their hard work.”