Improved SAT results at middle school

Berwick Middle School is celebrating another year of excellent SAT results.

Friday, 14th July 2017, 8:59 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:26 am
Derryth Hope is the new head at Berwick Middle School.
Derryth Hope is the new head at Berwick Middle School.

Building on the successes of last year the school has improved results in reading and maths with a high proportion of pupils exceeding the ‘at expected’ grade and gaining ‘greater depth’.

In writing 70 per cent of the pupils achieved ‘at expected’ with nine per cent going on to achieve ‘greater depth’.

In reading 82 per cent of pupils achieved ‘at expected, 11 per cent above the national average. Thirty per cent also went on to achieve ‘greater depth’.

In maths 87 per cent of Y6 pupils achieved ‘at expected’, considerably higher than the national average of 75 per cent. Over a quarter of the cohort went on to achieve ‘greater depth’.

Head teacher Derryth Hope said: “I would like to thank the pupils, staff and parents for all of their hard work and support throughout this year.

“We thought it would be difficult to match last year’s efforts but once again the pupils have risen to the challenge. This is an excellent set of results and we are very proud.”

“The pupils should be congratulated and commended for not only dedicating themselves to achieving highly in the tests, but for applying themselves across the whole school and succeeding in a wide and varied curriculum.”

The news follows a successful set of results for Tweedmouth Middle School, highlighting the achievements across the middle school sector of the Berwick partnership.

The school saw 63.5 per cent of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and maths. This represented a 30 per cent increase on the 2016 results.