n Children doing well in a number of schools

Year 6 pupils from Long lawford School, were recently rated amongst the top students in the country.
Year 6 pupils from Long lawford School, were recently rated amongst the top students in the country.

CHILDREN at Long Lawford Primary School have scored the best test results in Rugby.

Every one of its pupils achieved the nationally expected standard in English and maths - making it the only school where that was the case, and putting it well above the national average of 74 per cent.

Headteacher Robert Morrissey believes the results are a just reward for the efforts of its children and teachers.

He said: “Achieving this endorses what we are doing as a school.

“We have been awarded for the hard work of the teachers, parents and students. But this is not the only or main thing we focus on - we continue to do different activities that interest the children in other ways.”

Another high-performing school was Knightlow Primary in Hill Crescent. Some 97 per cent of its pupils achieved the nationally- expected standard - level 4 or above. Every pupil made the progress expected of them in English, with the figure for maths standing at 97 per cent. The national averages for those two measures are 84 per cent and 83 per cent respectively.

Its pupils also achieved the highest average test points score - 31.3 - with Dunchurch Boughton coming second, with a figure of 30. The national average is 27.5.

Some schools have also shown marked improvement in their results over the past few years. Among them was Eastlands, where some 88 per cent of pupils achieved level 4 or above, up from 78 per cent the previous year.

But Kilsby, which scored 100 per cent in the previous three years, managed 67 per cent this year.

Acting headteacher Cathy Freeth said: “At a small school like ours, one child’s results can be worth between eight and 12 per cent in the statistics.

“I don’t think these figures are always a very helpful way of measuring performance.

“I’m certainly not gravely concerned about them.”