Pupils surpass expectations

Deaf Hill primary school headteacher Kieran Pavey with Y6 pupils and copies of the Sats results for the school. Picture bY FRANK REUID
Deaf Hill primary school headteacher Kieran Pavey with Y6 pupils and copies of the Sats results for the school. Picture bY FRANK REUID

A SCHOOL is celebrating after its pupils achieved better than expected results in important tests.

Deaf Hill Primary School, in Trimdon Station, says its children are going places after surpassing expectations in their recent SATS exams.

Every Year 6 pupil achieved the national standard in English compared to about 60 per cent last year. That is above the national average for primary schools where 80 per cent of youngsters met the expected standard. Maths also saw an improvement with only two of the 14 pupils not meeting the expected level.

Headteacher Kieran Pavey said: “We’ve done a lot of hard work on improving standards in basic maths and English.

“If pupils can go away from us being able to read, write and add up they have got a really good chance of making similar progress in secondary school.”

Mr Pavey praised the efforts of all school staff, from the teachers to the kitchen staff for serving up healthy meals, and support of parents. He said the school tailored their teaching to pupils’ individual needs and continually monitored their progress closely.

And while everyone at the Station Road West school is now enjoying a well-earned summer break, he said the signs were looking good for next year’s SATS pupils.

Mr Pavey said: “Every child is different and we cater for their different needs. I’m incredibly proud. The children here are really going places now.”