Search

Newham schools outperform national average Sats results

PUBLISHED: 14:58 16 July 2018 | UPDATED: 15:17 16 July 2018

The sats consist of six papers, three in English, including a spelling test, and three in maths. Pic: PA

The sats consist of six papers, three in English, including a spelling test, and three in maths. Pic: PA

PA Archive/Press Association Images

It’s not just teenagers who have been taking exams this summer.

Pupils making the transition from primary to secondary school have also spent time in exam halls, with the Year 6 pupils tested on their ability in English and maths.

The standard attainment tests, better known as Sats, are taken over the course of a week and aim to ensure 10 and 11-year-olds have reached the expected level by the time they finish primary school.

And while the results aren’t as crucial to a pupil’s career prospects as GCSE or A-level grades, they are important in checking that children have a good educational foundation before taking the step to secondary school.

The Sats consist of six papers, three in English, including a spelling test, and three in maths.

Nationally, the proportion of pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics was 64 per cent - up from 61pc the previous year.

Pupils in Newham outperformed the national average, with early figures showing 73pc met the expected standard.

The borough’s pupils performed well in grammar, punctuation and spelling, with 85pc meeting the expected standard, above the national average of 77pc.

In maths, the Newham figure was 85pc, while the national average was 75pc.

In reading, the borough also exceeded the nationwide figure, with 79 making the grade compared to the country’s average of 75pc.

The success was praised by Cllr Julianne Marriott, cabinet member for education, children and young people, who said: “These results are truly impressive and shows our children perform better than other children nationally.

“Our children, their parents and everyone working in our schools should be very proud and deserve to be congratulated for their hard work.”

Across Newham, 38 of 65 schools improved on last year’s results.

The biggest rise was at Selwyn Primary School in Plaistow, which went up 40 percentage points from 46pc to 86pc.

Monega Primary School, Manor Park, went up 32 percentage pointso to 78pc, while St Helen’s Catholic Primary School, Canning Town, went up 28 percentage points to 85pc.

This year’s results are the third after a more rigorous national curriculum was introduced, aiming to make the country’s primary education among the best in the world.

Latest Newham Stories

Yesterday, 12:49

A man is fighting for his life after he was stabbed in Forest Gate this morning.

Yesterday, 12:00

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

NHS

Throughout this autumn and winter, the south meadow area of West Ham Park, which is managed by the City of London Corporation, is being re-landscaped with funding from the GLA’s Community Grant Scheme.

United Kingdom
Saturday, December 15, 2018

First-half goals from Snodgrass and Antonio settle matters for Hammers

Saturday, December 15, 2018

The 48-year-old discussed the 4-0 victory over Beaconsfield Town and the future of top goalscorer Macauley Bonne

Charlie Lee
Saturday, December 15, 2018

FA Trophy first round: Leyton Orient 4 Beaconsfield Town 0

Josh Coulson
Saturday, December 15, 2018

London Lions earned the capital bragging rights in their first-ever meeting with London City Royals at the Copper Box Arena on Friday.

Bristol
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

Met Office

PROMOTED CONTENT

Have you spent time as an unpaid carer? If you are over the age of 25 and living in Newham, the Working for Carers scheme can help you take the first steps back to employment.

Hanson Fernandes’ journey began in 2015 when he arrived in London from Goa, India.

Newsletter Sign Up

Newham Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now