Peterborough at foot of primary school achievement results new tables show

Terry Reynolds and Gary Perkins from PCC Education Authority with John Holdich and Eric Winstone  at meeting at the Town Hall EMN-160709-155954009

Terry Reynolds and Gary Perkins from PCC Education Authority with John Holdich and Eric Winstone at meeting at the Town Hall EMN-160709-155954009

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Peterborough has remained at the foot of key stage two education tables as national validated results have been released today.

The city has been ranked 151 out of 152 authorities in the country for pupils reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and maths when they leave primary school. They have only been ranked above Bedford. Peterborough scored 43 per cent, compared to Bedford’s 42 per cent.

Earlier this year, when the unvalidated results were released, Peterborough finished rock bottom of the table, scoring 39 per cent.

When those results were released in September, Gary Perkins, Peterborough City Council’s assistant director of education said he expected an improvement in the results when the final figures were released.

He said it was thought two schools had been missed off the initial figures, which he expected to add three per cent to the figures.

The initial figures also included pupils who have not been in the country for more than two years, and it was thought the removal of these pupils would also see Peterborough’s score increase.

Last week cllr John Holdich, leader of Peterborough City Council and cabinet member for education, announced he was launching a review of education in the city.

Cllr Holdich said Peterborough faces a number of challenges, including a number of pupils who do not speak English as a first language, and a high rate of pupil ‘churn’ (pupils moving schools during their education).

However, Paul Brooker, Ofsted’s East of England director, said other authorities were dealing with the challenges better than Peterborough.

The authorities, listed alphabetically by the percentage of pupils reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and maths

Barking and Dagenham 58%

Barnet 59%

Barnsley 53%

Bath and NE Somerset 54%

Bedford 42%

Bexley 59%

Birmingham 47%

Blackburn with Darwen 51%

Blackpool 48%

Bolton 56%

Bournemouth 54%

Bracknell Forest 52%

Bradford 47%

Brent 55%

Brighton and Hove 58%

Bristol, City of 54%

Bromley 67%

Buckinghamshire 57%

Bury 55%

Calderdale 47%

Cambridgeshire 53%

Camden 61%

Central Bedfordshire 51%

Cheshire East 52%

Cheshire West and Chester 53%

Cornwall 51%

Coventry 49%

Croydon 55%

Cumbria 51%

Darlington 56%

Derby, City of 48%

Derbyshire 53%

Devon 54%

Doncaster 46%

Dorset 45%

Dudley 49%

Durham 59%

Ealing 54%

East Riding of Yorks 53%

East Sussex 52%

Enfield 52%

Essex 56%

Gateshead 61%

Gloucestershire 54%

Greenwich 64%

Hackney 64%

Halton 47%

Hammersmith and Fulham 61%

Hampshire 59%

Haringey 56%

Harrow 62%

Hartlepool 53%

Havering 63%

Herefordshire 52%

Hertfordshire 59%

Hillingdon 57%

Hounslow 59%

Isle of Wight 49%

Islington 57%

Kensington and Chelsea 70%

Kent 59%

Kingston-upon-Hull, City of 53%

Kingston-upon-Thames 60%

Kirklees 49%

Knowsley 48%

Lambeth 62%

Lancashire 54%

Leeds 48%

Leicester, City of 51%

Leicestershire 53%

Lewisham 56%

Lincolnshire 51%

Liverpool 46%

London, City of 89%

Luton 45%

Manchester 52%

Medway Towns 49%

Merton 57%

Middlesbrough 49%

Milton Keynes 56%

Newcastle-upon-Tyne 57%

Newham 62%

Norfolk 50%

North East Lincolnshire 51%

North Lincolnshire 48%

North Somerset 57%

North Tyneside 56%

North Yorkshire 51%

Northamptonshire 49%

Northumberland 56%

Nottingham, City of 50%

Nottinghamshire 54%

Oldham 47%

Oxfordshire 52%

Peterborough 43%

Plymouth, City of 54%

Poole 54%

Portsmouth 48%

Reading 56%

Redbridge 58%

Redcar and Cleveland 60%

Richmond-upon-Thames 67%

Rochdale 51%

Rotherham 54%

Rutland 53%

St Helens 53%

Salford 57%

Sandwell 51%

Scilly Isles 55%

Sefton 56%

Sheffield 52%

Shropshire 51%

Slough 55%

Solihull 58%

Somerset 52%

South Gloucestershire 53%

South Tyneside 57%

Southampton 54%

Southend-on-Sea 56%

Southwark 58%

Staffordshire 53%

Stockport 58%

Stockton-on-Tees 54%

Stoke-on-Trent 45%

Suffolk 49%

Sunderland 61%

Surrey 60%

Sutton 65%

Swindon 46%

Tameside 55%

Telford and Wrekin 56%

Thurrock 51%

Torbay 51%

Tower Hamlets 62%

Trafford 66%

Wakefield 50%

Walsall 50%

Waltham Forest 57%

Wandsworth 61%

Warrington 61%

Warwickshire 57%

West Berkshire 56%

West Sussex 45%

Westminster 58%

Wigan 57%

Wiltshire 54%

Windsor and Maidenhead 59%

Wirral 49%

Wokingham 61%

Wolverhampton 53%

Worcestershire 48%

York, City of 52%

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