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Maidenbower Junior tops primary school league table

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Maidenbower Junior School has topped Crawley’s primary school league table this year.

The school’s average point score was 0.4 points higher than the national average, at 28.8.

Head teacher Allyson Watkins, said: “I am incredibly proud of our previous Year 6 pupil’s attainment, this is no surprise as we have the most hard working children and staff here in Maidenbower Junior School.

“Since taking over as Headteacher in September, we have put many actions in place to ensure children achieve to their full potential, not only in academic subjects but also in life skills.

“We feel our learners are fully equipped to be excellent role models and citizens of the future.”

The average point score is found by allocating points to each of a pupil’s exam results using a scoring systems then finding the average of the points scored.

The average point score for England was 28.4.

The full list of Crawley primary schools and their scores are as follows:

Maidenbower Junior: 28.8

Pound Hill Junior: 28.5

St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary: 28.1

The Oaks Primary: 28

Hilltop Primary: 27.9

St Margaret’s CofE Primary: 27.7

Milton Mount Primary: 27.7

West Green Primary: 27.6

Langley Green Primary: 27.6

Waterfield Primary: 27.4

Seymour Primary: 27.2

Southgate Primary: 27.2

St Wilfrids Catholic: 27.2

Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Primary: 27

St Andrew’s CofE Primary: 26.9

The Bewbush Academy: 26.9

Northgate Primary School: 26.6

Three Bridges Junior: 26.4

Gossops Green Community Primary: 26

Desmond Anderson: 26

The Mill: 24.5

Manor Green Primary: 13.3

The Mill Primary School head teacher Leila Murray pointed said this year was ‘unique’ for her school because 56 per cent of the sampled pupils had special needs and three pupils came to the school that year with English as a second language.

Mrs Murray added: “Next year we expect to be on track to meet or exceed the national average.”

Photo: Maidenbower Junior headteacher Allyson Watkins with pupils Robyn Beattie, Asha Thiselton, Charlie Pleydell and George Whyman

 

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