Two make list of top 10 schools in Sefton

Southport Visiter - - Visiter Active - BY JENNY KIRKHAM jenny.kirkham@trin­i­tymir­ror.com @PJ_Kirkham

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

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St Patrick’s RC pri­mary school in Marsh­side

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