Great News for Our Local Schools

I am so pleased that recent figures show that 19 out of 29 primary schools in Morley and Outwood have seen an significant increase from last year in the proportion of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics. 

Thanks to the hard work of teachers and pupils who have adjusted well to the reformed KS2 tests, the national average has increased from 61% to 64% this year. These more demanding KS2 tests have set a higher standard in schools, bringing England’s primary school curriculum closer to the curricula common in countries with the most successful education systems.

I am so proud of our local area and could not be more pleased with the further progress our schools have made this past year. I always enjoy visiting the students of our local schools, hearing their views for their future, taking questions, and thanking the fantastic staff. 

I have written to the head teachers of each of the below schools expressing my pride in the extremely successful schools in our local area. 

Schools in Morley and Outwood showing an increase in the proportion of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics

Birchfield Primary School (2017: 36% 2018: 64%)

Gildersome Primary School (2017: 35% 2018: 53%)

Blackgates Primary School (2017: 28% 2018: 46%)

Stanley Grove Primary and Nursery School (2017: 70% 2018: 88%)

Thorpe Primary School (2017: 60% 2018: 77%)

Alverthorpe St Paul's CofE (VA) School 3-11yrs (2017: 58% 2018: 72%)

Churwell Primary School (2017: 54% 2018: 67%)

Fountain Primary School (2017: 41% 2018: 54%)

Outwood Primary Academy Kirkhamgate (2017: 71% 2018: 84%)

Jerry Clay Academy (2017: 77% 2018: 90%)

Outwood Primary Academy Lofthouse Gate (2017: 78% 2018: 90%)

Stanley St Peters Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School (2017: 36% 2018: 48%)

St Francis Catholic Primary School, Morley (2017: 78% 2018: 88%)

Morley Newlands Academy (2017: 56% 2018: 65%)

Morley Victoria Primary School (2017: 62% 2018: 71%)

Robin Hood Primary School (2017: 71% 2018: 78%)

Hill Top Primary Academy (2017: 65% 2018: 70%)

Drighlington Primary School (2017: 48% 2018: 52%)

Newton Hill Community School (2017: 52% 2018: 55%)