Newham primary and secondary schools congratulated by education minister

Tollgate Primary School in Plaistow has been one of the schools singled out for praised by the educa

Tollgate Primary School in Plaistow has been one of the schools singled out for praised by the education minister Nick Gibb - Credit: Archant

Fourteen Newham schools have been praised by the schools minister for delivering top results in primary and secondary education.

MP Nick Gibb commended 10 primary schools in Newham – the highest of any UK local authority – for their progress in Key Stage 2, which covers Years 3-6.

At secondary level, Brampton Manor Academy, Forest Gate Community, Chobham Manor and Plashet schools were lauded for their achievements in supporting Years 10 and 11 pupils through Key Stage 4.

Cllr Rev. Quintin Peppiatt said: “It is great the government has recognised the high quality education offer here in Newham.

“We are committed to the future of all young people in Newham and this is why we want to give them the very best start in life.”

Several criteria were used to establish which schools were recognised by the education minister.

Cleves Primary, Curwen Primary, Monega Primary, Ravenscroft Primary, Rosetta Primary, St. Antony’s Catholic Primary, St. Edward’s Catholic Primary, St. Stephen’s, Star Primary and Tollgate Primary schools were in the top ten per cent of schools nationally for progress in reading, writing and mathematics.

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Meanwhile, Forest Gate, Plashet and Brampton Manor schools were congratulated as their Progress 8 scores – measuring pupils’ performance across eight subjects from age 11 to 16 – were statistically high when compared to the national average.

Brampton Manor was eligible thanks to its higher-than-average figure of 56 per cent students attaining the English Baccalaureate.

The school performance measures how many pupils achieve a grade C or above in the core academic subjects at Key Stage 4.

Chobham Academy was also commended as 97pc of its students had entered for the English Baccalaureate compared to the English average of 36.8pc.

Cllr Peppiratt added: “In addition to the achievements lauded by the education minister, our GCSE and A-level results continue to be high and in primary schools, our Reading Guarantee is delivering excellent results with the majority of pupils passing the phonics screening test.