Two make list of top 10 schools in Sefton
TWO Southport primary schools have been named in the top 10 performing schools in Sefton in this year’s league table.
The table, published by The Times, takes into consideration the average scores of eligible pupils in reading, writing and maths to determine the ranking.
In previous reports, Southport schools have been labelled as ‘underperforming’ and, earlier in the month, schools in the town missed out on being named in The Sunday Times top North West Schools.
St Patrick’s RC in Marshside and Kew Woods have both been named in the Sefton top ten.
In January 2016, North Sefton dominated the league table, with six “out- standing” schools in Southport and four in Formby .
Schools can be given one of four ratings after a visit from Ofsted – outstanding, good, requires improvement or inadequate.
As well as exam results, Ofsted inspectors also take into account the quality of teaching and the views of pupils.
St Patrick’s RC in Southport was the only school named in January’s Ofsted report and in this month’s league tables.
St Patrick’s headteacher, Gary Bevin told the Visiter: “These results reflect the hard work and commitment of everybody at St Patrick’s.’’
He added: “I’d like to thank all our previous Year 6 children for their efforts, as well as our teachers and parents for their wonderful care, support and guidance.”
The borough is home to 107 schools.
Children from Kew Woods Primary School pictured naming a road earlier this year
St Patrick’s RC primary school in Marshside