Published: July 25, 2019 12:57 pm

The recent publication of the the Key Stage 2 SATs results is proving that the Trust is continuing to transform the quality of education for the young people of the town.

The primary schools within the Trust have improved by 24% points overall. This means that primary school performance is now above the national average for the first time in the history of the Trust.

There are some fantastic individual school stories across the combined outcomes measure for meeting the national expected standard in reading, writing and maths:

Carleton Park Junior and Infant School has improved from 53.3% in 2018 to 90.6% – an increase of over 37% points in one year. The school is now the 2nd highest attaining school in the Wakefield local authority out of 101 schools, moving up a staggering 77 places. It is also the highest attaining school for Maths in the Wakefield local authority.

Halfpenny Lane Junior, Infant and Nursery School has improved from 58.6% in 2018 to 84.2.6% – an increase of 26% points in one year. The school is now the 9th highest attaining school in the Wakefield local authority out of 101 schools, moving up 48 places.

Larks Hill Junior and Infant School has improved from 62.1% in 2018 to 86.7% – an increase of 25% in one year. The school is now the 4th highest attaining school in the Wakefield local authority out of 101 schools, moving up 43 places.

De Lacy Primary School has improved from 16% in 2018 to 53% – an increase of 37% points in one year. This means that in 2019, 24 pupils met the expected standards– over three times as many as in 2018.

Orchard Head Junior, Infant and Nursery School has improved from 60% in 2018 to a well above average 77% in 2019 – a 17% points increase in one year.

The Rookeries Junior, Infant and Nursery School has improved from an already above average score of 71% in 2018 to an even more impressive and above average 73% in 2019.

Julian Appleyard OBE, CEO of the Trust  said; “These are a phenomenal set of results and a massive improvement in performance over the course of the last year. They are a testament to the hard work of pupils, staff and the support of parents, trustees and local governing bodies. The improvement means that more young people are entering secondary schools with a strong foundation on which they can build.”

Nicki Ellwand, Head of School said; “We are extremely proud of our Year 6 children and the results they have achieved in their SATs tests. They demonstrated high levels of resilience and determination throughout the year and have been a credit to the school and Pontefract Academies Trust.”

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