Schools continue to improve

EXAM results for primary schools across North Herts and Mid Beds are in – and there is a growing improvement. The 2006 results for tests taken by 11-year-olds show that over half the schools in Comet country have either equalled or bettered their average

EXAM results for primary schools across North Herts and Mid Beds are in - and there is a growing improvement.

The 2006 results for tests taken by 11-year-olds show that over half the schools in Comet country have either equalled or bettered their average results from the previous three years.

The results in the table (right) show which schools took the tests; how many pupils were eligible; the percentage of these pupils who achieved a Level 4 (the standard expected by the Government) or above in English, science and maths; the aggregate total for this year's results; and the average aggregate scores between 2003 and 2005.

The school which topped the results in North Herts was the William Ransom School in Stuart Drive, Hitchin, where 100 per cent of pupils achieved the standard in each of the three subjects.


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These were far better than the national averages which were 79 per cent in English, 76 per cent in maths and 87 per cent in science.

The school's results placed it in the top 100 across the country out of almost 16,000 schools which had pupils taking the tests.

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Headteacher Paul Mulot said: "I am very proud of the pupils themselves and of the success they have achieved this year.

"I congratulate them on the focus and determination they showed in order to achieve these high results.

"I should like to pay tribute to the teachers who are all exceptionally talented and strong professionals and without whom these successes would not have been achieved."

In Mid Beds, the Robert Bloomfield School in Bloomfield Drive, Shef-ford, had the best exam results.

Headteacher Adrian Rogers said: "The children did very well, as have the staff who have got very good results three years running.

"We keep trying to maintain our standards and try to beat the results of the previous year and we are happy that we have done so well again."

The average number of pupils who were awarded a Level 4 or above for English, maths and science in Hertfordshire was 84, 81 and 91 per cent.

For Bedfordshire it was 80, 77 and 89 per cent.

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