Boston’s schools beat the average

SCHOOLS in Boston are among those topping the league tables showing levels of achievement in year six exams.

Wyberton Primary School, Stickney CofE Primary School, Park Community Primary School and Boston West Primary were among schools in the county where 85 per cent or more of the pupils managed to achieve the expected level in Key Stage 2. Most children in the schools also managed the expected leaps in progress between the exams in year two.

These schools, and others in the county, helped Lincolnshire to shoot up the league tables and outstrip the national average, as more pupils managed to achieve the expected level in the exams than last year.

The number of children leaving school with the expected levels in English rose by five per cent across the county, with overall results increasing by one per cent.

The amount of pupils who made the expected improvement between year two and year six had increased by four per cent in English and three per cent in maths over the last three years.

Coun Patricia Bradwell, executive councillor for children’s services, praised the efforts of school staff and children in Lincolnshire: “The hard work and determination of schools has once again been rewarded by results which see Lincolnshire children achieving better than their contemporaries across the country. During the current year we have a heavy focus on improving reading even further, in line with the requirements of the new Ofsted guidelines.”