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Dorset's primary school league tables - how did your school do?
LEAGUE tables for primary schools across Dorset are released by the Department for Education this morning.
The figures are based on progress between key stages 1 and 2.
Cllr Janet Walton, cabinet member for children and families at Poole, said she was “concerned” about the borough’s key stage 2 results, which were “very disappointing”.
“Borough of Poole is a small authority and this can make a real difference in numbers so that if one or two of our schools do not do as well as they had predicted, it has a huge impact on our overall results,” she said.
“We will continue to work very closely with all our primary schools and governing bodies to ensure that the necessary improvements are made in our overall achievement as judged by the national Key Stage 2 tests in 2014.”
Bournemouth council cabinet member for education Nicola Greene said the figures showed a steady improvement in results across the borough.
“Bournemouth primary results have improved year on year in 2013 and we have achieved the highest ever results at the end of all key stages,” she said.
“At the end of key stage 2 the proportion of children achieving a least level 4 in reading, writing and maths shows improvement from previous years and is similar to the national average.
“We are pleased with the children’s progress, especially in writing where results are significantly improved and are four per cent higher than the year before.
“We continue to make good progress in the borough working in partnership with schools to ensure children receive the best possible start in life.”
Toni Coombs, Dorset County Council Cabinet member for education, said: "We are delighted that 98% of our schools are above the national floor standard for reading, writing and maths. We are working with our schools to ensure that they all achieve at levels above this floor standard.
“However, our headteachers, governors and the county council are fully aware that we still have some way to go to be among the top flight of Local Authorities nationally. We will strive to achieve this by continuing to work extremely hard so that we can attain the highest standards.”
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