Pupils, parents and teachers at Sudell Primary School in Darwen have been celebrating beating the national SATs results today, with a particularly strong performance in maths.
The results for reading, maths, GPS and writing have been published by the Department for Education today. Nationally results have remained fairly consistent with last year, with the combined average percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard across reading, writing and maths (known as the school’s Combined Score) rising by one percentage point to 65%. Sudell easily surpassed this with a score of over 72%. In maths against a national average of 79% Sudell pupils scored a massive 94%.
Pupils take national curriculum assessments in year 6 at the end of primary school Key Stage 2, when most will have reached the age of 11. SATs tests are taken in reading; maths; and grammar, punctuation and spelling (GPS); and there is a statutory teacher assessment in writing and science.
Sudell Principal Mrs Lenny Lewis said: “These are great results and I’m delighted they have reflected the hard work of our pupils, the dedication of our teachers and the support of our parents. We have improved in each subject this year and the performance in maths, more than 15% above the national average, is wonderful.”
“The results are an important measure, but school life is about more than tests. We recognise that children learn most effectively when they are in a safe and happy environment and learning is engaging and fun. As a school we have ensured that the children have been nurtured throughout and experienced a wide variety of curriculum opportunities, including Science Days, educational visits and entrepreneurial activities such as running their own businesses.
“It is these achievements that underpin our pupils’ learning and success in their SATs. Our school continues to grow as we welcome new pupils and parents from across Darwen.”
Sudell parent Mrs Lubna Aslam said: “We are so proud of our son and our grateful to all the staff for their support.”
Jane Fletcher, Chief Executive of Aldridge Education, said: “These results show just how Sudell continues to improve as a school under Mrs Lewis’ leadership. Our Year 6s will move on in September well equipped to enjoy and succeed in secondary school, and beyond.”