Hammersmith Primary Schools Excel

Improvement across the board in Key Stage 2 results

 
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Primary schools in Hammersmith made a steady improvement yet again this year, according to published figures for the Key Stage 2 exams and assessments. They saw high percentages for expected achievement and progress, in both cases significantly above the national average for schools in 2013. Schools in W6 also posted some remarkable individual results.

For the third year running, the proportion of children achieving level 4 or above in KS2 reading, Writing and Maths tests increased in the borough. At an average of 79%, the figure is comfortably higher for local primary schools than for the rest of the country.

Improvement by 2 grades from Key Stage One to Two is considered by the Department of Education to be "expected progress" for pupils in this period. For Hammersmith and Fulham, the proportion of children making such a progression was 93%, 92% and 90% in the Writing, Reading and Maths exams respectively: in each of these subjects, the local area is above the national average.

The year saw a number of individual successes for Hammersmith schools. In the benchmark figure of the proportion of students reaching level 4, Flora Gardens was the most improved primary school in the area, with 91% of students achieving level 4 compared to 62% last year. Addison School made gains of nearly 20%, while Brackenbury, St Paul's CofE and Lena Gardens all made significant improvements. Good Shepherd Roman Catholic School helped all of its KS2 pupils to reach the benchmark level, and honourable mentions go to St Augustine's and St. Stephen's Schools where over 95% of pupils got to level 4 by year 6.

Importantly, several primary schools ensured that all pupils made their 'expected progression' up to KS2 in the Writing Teacher Assessment, and in Reading and Maths exams. All students made such a development in Writing at St Peter's and Avonmore primaries, to name a few. St. Stephen's and Normand primaries, among others, managed to do so in both Reading and Maths.

In the category of level 5 attainment, a number of schools had a good year for 2013. At Sacred Heart, Brackenbury and St. Augustine's, over three-quarters of students achieved level 5 in Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling, and each of these schools also posted impressive figures for Reading and Maths at level 5. For Writing, St. Peter's and Greenside were among a number of schools in which over half of students reached level 5 at KS2; at 70%, John Betts had the highest proportion in the subject.

School % achieving level 4 or above in reading, writting and maths in % making expected progress in 2013 by subject % achieving level 5 by subject
2013 2012 2011 2010 Writing * Reading Maths Level 5 Writing TA Level 5 Reading Level 5 GPS Level 5 Maths
St Paul's CofE Primary School
78
68
70
81
96
100
100
30
26
43
26
Sacred Heart Junior School
87
88
93
87
96
95
98
44
66
79
66
Flora Gardens Primary School
91
62
78
83
95
95
95
18
55
64
45
Lena Gardens Primary School
78
71
79
N/A
87
87
91
26
52
61
57
Melcombe Primary School
82
85
85
N/A
97
97
97
39
52
48
58
Brackenbury Primary School
86
77
69
N/A
95
95
96
21
59
77
59
St Peter's Primary School
89
87
80
N/A
100
92
92
52
63
70
56
John Betts Primary School
87
86
87
89
100
97
90
70
67
77
73
St Mary's RC Primary School
83
83
100
69
93
93
96
24
55
69
31
Addison Primary School
87
68
67
N/A
100
97
92
40
42
58
56
Avonmore Primary School
62
82
75
N/A
100
96
85
41
41
62
34
St Augustine's RC Primary School
96
93
100
93
96
96
96
48
56
78
63
Normand Croft Primary School
79
88
81
57
95
100
100
42
75
58
46
H+F Average
79
77
67
66
93
92
90
-
-
-
-
England Average
75
75
74
73
92
88
88
30
44
47
41

* Teacher assessment

January 9, 2014