How Hartlepool primary schools did in new Key Stage 2 performance tables

Key Stage 2 pupils in Hartlepool are performing ahead of the national average when it comes to reading, writing and maths.

Friday, 13th December 2019, 4:47 pm
Updated Saturday, 14th December 2019, 11:38 am
St John Vianney Catholic Primary

New data released by the Government shows that 68% of primary school pupils in Hartlepool are meeting the expected standard, compared to a national average of 65%.

To see how all Hartlepool schools performed, click here.

Pupils are meeting the expected standard if they achieve a scaled score of 100 or more in their reading and maths tests, and their teacher assesses them as 'working at the expected standard' or better in writing.

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Councillor Leisa Smith, Chair of Hartlepool Borough Council’s Children’s and Joint Commissioning Services Committee, said: “At the end of Key Stage 2, 68% of pupils in Hartlepool reached the expected combined standard in reading, writing and maths, not only exceeding the national average of 65% but also ranking Hartlepool third highest out of all 12 local authorities in the North-East and second highest out of the 12 local authorities around the country of similar educational and socio-economic profile.

“This is testament to the hard work of Hartlepool’s primary schools, pupils and parents, and together we are committed to raising attainment still further.”

At St John Vianney Catholic Primary School, 89% of pupils were meeting the expected standard. At Holy Trinity C of E primary, the figure was 87%. At Hart Primary, 86% of pupils were meeting the expected standard.

John Hardy, headteacher of St John Vianney Catholic Primary School, said: "It reflects the hard work of the children and the staff.

"We are delighted that they have got their just reward."