Top marks for Lowbrook Academy in Government league tables

Top marks for Lowbrook Academy in Government league tables

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Top marks for Lowbrook Academy in Government league tables
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New Government league tables for 2013 have revealed Lowbrook Academy in Maidenhead is among the best performing primary schools in the country.

The school, in the Fairway, was ranked joint fifth in England for its average points score for Key Stage Two tests on reading, writing and maths.

All of the school's pupils achieved a level four or above in the subjects - the standard pupils are expected to reach.

More than three quarters (76 per cent) gained a level five or higher in the assessments, figures released by the Department for Education have shown.

The school is the highest ranked academy in England for its average points score.

Executive headteacher Dave Rooney praised the 'innovative curriculum' at the school and added: "We have high expectations of pupils and we have fantastic teachers and the support of the parental community."

Oldfield Primary School, in Chiltern Road, also impressed, with 100 per cent of children achieving a level four or above compared to a national average of 75 per cent.

Both schools were named on a list of the top state primary schools in the country by the Sunday Times last month.

Larchfield Primary School and St Luke's Primary School were among those to post significant improvements on results when compared to last year.

Larchfield, in Bargeman Road, saw the number of pupils achieving level four rise from 78 per cent to 94 per cent, while figures for St Luke's, in Cookham Road, went up to 89 per cent from 60 per cent in 2012.

But Ellington Primary School's level four results dropped from 63 per cent to 46 per cent.

The school, in Cookham Road, declined to comment.

Visit education.gov.uk/schools/performance to see the performance tables.

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