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School Tests

Education and Skills written question – answered on 4th May 2004.

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Photo of John Cummings John Cummings Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of 11-year-old pupils in the Easington constituency, broken down by school, have reached level four in mathematics and English in the last four years; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of David Miliband David Miliband Minister of State (School Standards), Department for Education and Skills

The results from the 2003 National Curriculum tests showed that 75 per cent. of 11-year-olds in England reached Level 4 in English and 73 per cent. in mathematics. These results represent a significant improvement in standards—of 12 percentage points in English and 11 percentage points in mathematics—since 1997, reflecting the impact of the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategies on primary schools. We remain absolutely committed, through our new Primary Strategy, to supporting schools to achieve the ambitious targets we have set for standards of literacy and numeracy.

The results for Easington constituency as a whole, are slightly below the national average in English and above the national average for mathematics and show only a small improvement in mathematics since 2000.

The results for Easington constituency broken down by school are as follows:

Percentage of pupils achieving level 4
2003 2002 2001 2000
School Name English Maths English Maths English Maths English Maths
Acre Rigg Junior School 68 61 73 62 57 66 73 60
Blackball Colliery Primary School 51 60 64 71 71 63 80 75
Cotsford Junior School 68 77 71 82 78 85 78 70
Dene House Primary School 64 68 63 63 69 75 82 76
Deneside Junior School 51 59 78 77 73 67 38 53
Easington CofE Primary School 100 75 83 83 73 67 71 82
Easington Colliery Primary School 70 67 58 65 76 55 60 51
Eden Community Primary School 60 42
Eden Hall Junior School 56 53 50 66 56 62
Haswell Primary School 54 54 20 27 50 29 58 47
Hesleden Primary School 85 92 86 86 63 74 87 67
Howletch Lane Primary School 89 91 68 88 86 90 84 87
Murton Jubilee Primary School 75 88 93 85 64 89 74 84
Murton Primary School 70 91 90 97 71 75 63 73
New Seaham Primary School 84 93 86 95 83 90 90 100
North Blunts Primary School 74 83 70 76 66 59 50 43
Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary 90 85 85 69 88 88 89 89
Our Lady of the Rosary Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary 84 91 73 75 79 86 81 75
Our Lady Star of the Sea Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary 62 81 68 75 84 68 81 81
Princess Road Junior School 66 56 68 50 67 73 65 76
Ropery Walk Primary School 63 56 81 81 77 77 76 79
Shotton Hall Junior School 85 81 70 79 75 76 82 75
Shotton Primary School 59 65 57 59 63 57 65 64
South Hetton Primary School 76 76 94 97 100 96 88 88
St Cuthbert's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School 72 72 84 94 88 96 79 86
St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School 88 88 100 100 91 100 100 83
St. Mary Magdalen's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School 79 86 76 79 96 87 91 91
Westlea Primary School 80 89 73 89 84 87 71 63
Yohden Primary School 65 74 63 67 57 71 55 72
Easington Constituency (all schools) 71 73 71 74 73 74 71
England (all schools) 75 73 75 73 75 71 75 72

Note:

The results for St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Murton and Glendene School have been suppressed as there are less than 11 pupils at Key Stage 2

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