Banburyshire schools among country’s best for KS2 results

Staff and pupils at Helmdon Primary School are celebrating after being listed as being among the ten best performing schools in the country. NNL-151218-100736001
Staff and pupils at Helmdon Primary School are celebrating after being listed as being among the ten best performing schools in the country. NNL-151218-100736001

Two village primary schools in Banburyshire are celebrating after being listed in the top ten of best performing schools in the whole country.

The school league tables were published last Friday and show that Great Tew Primary School and Helmdon Primary School are listed eighth and tenth respectively, with 100 per cent of pupils in both schools achieving a Level 4 in their KS2 results this year.

Great Tew had the slightly higher percentage of pupils achieving a Level 5, with 82 per cent, but 74 per cent of Helmdon pupils still achieving a Level 5.

Julia Crouch, headteacher at Helmdon Primary School, said: “We are very proud of these results which highlight the academic achievements of our pupils. We promote a safe, happy and caring environment at Helmdon Primary School where children grow and develop.

Our aim is to encourage independence and resilience in order to help every child achieve their full potential.”

Lucy Miles, headteacher at Great Tew School, added: “These results are impressive indeed, and testament to the very hard work put in by our last year’s Year 6 children and the commitment and expertise of all of our staff.

“Without this small team of talented and dedicated staff, Great Tew would not be the sort of school it is, a happy place to learn and play, to make mistakes and to thrive.”

Other primary schools in Banburyshire to do well were Holy Trinity RC School in Chipping Norton, Deddington CoE Primary School and Banbury’s St John’s Catholic Primary School.

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