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MERIDIAN WEST: Mixed picture of schools in our region with Poole coming bottom of the table

Schools in the South West had a mixed performance in the league tables Photo: ITV Meridian

League tables in our region have been released today for our primary schools.

This year, the government has raised the level at which schools are measured. There are tougher standards on reading, writing and maths, with 60% of our schools needing to reach that standard.

It's a mixed picture across our region, with some schools doing very well but with some worrying exceptions.

Of all the regions, Poole came out bottom with a third of schools below that minimum standard.

At one school on the Isle of Wight and another in Reading, only 29% of pupils reached the mark.

There are primary schools in Portsmouth and Southampton that are struggling with less than half of school children aged 11 having good reading, writing and maths skills.

  • Wokingham 81%
  • Buckinghamshire 80%
  • Brighton and Hove 79%
  • Windsor and Maidenhead 79%
  • Bracknell Forest 78%
  • Hampshire 78%
  • Oxfordshire 78%
  • Surrey 78%
  • Southampton 77%
  • West Berkshire 77%
  • Wiltshire 76%
  • Bournemouth 75%
  • Dorset 75%
  • Swindon 75%
  • West Sussex 73%
  • Isle of Wight 72%
  • Portsmouth 70%
  • Reading 69%
  • Poole 63%

Some of the best performing schools in the South West based on percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 in reading, writing and maths were:

  • Uplands Primary, 100%
  • Portswood Primary, 100%
  • Kings Somborne, 100%
  • Amport Church of England Primary, 100%
  • Braishfield Primary, 100%
  • Wherwell, 100%
  • St Martin's Catholic Primary, 100%
  • Oakfield Church of England, 86%

Some of the worst performing schools in Poole based on percentage of pupils achieving Level 4 in reading, writing and maths were:

  • Hillbourne School and Nursey, 43%
  • Manorside Primary, 50%
  • St Joseph Catholic School, 58%
  • Talbot Primary, 58%
  • Turlington Moor Community School, 52%

Other worst performing schools in the South West include:

  • Barton Primary School and Early Years, 29%
  • Charles Dickens School, 46%
  • Hightown Primary, 41%
  • Victory Primary, 45%
  • Ranikhet Primary, 29%

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