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Key Stage 2 results announced

Brookmans Park Primary School
Brookmans Park Primary School
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The latest Key Stage 2 results have been published with mixed results for the three local primary schools.

The figures are for the results achieved by pupils in the final year of primary school, usually aged 11, when taking the Key Stage 2 national curriculum tests in England in 2002.

They only involve local authority-maintained primary and middle schools and do not include special schools, pupil referral units, hospital schools or independent schools.

Many factors come into play when calculating and interpreting the results including class sizes and special needs. To help understand the figures, put them into context and establish a true picture of a school’s performance the Department for Education and Skills has issued a set of guidelines as has BBC News Online in its Results Special.

The following is a simplified presentation of the data for those who don't have the time to click through and read the detail. In the figures below the APS ranking means the average point score. This is the total of all the points pupils achieved in the three subjects, divided by the number of pupils eligible to take the tests.

The aggregate score is another measure mentioned in the results. This is calculated by the total score in each subject being added together and then set against the county average.

The results below are calculated on the percentage of pupils eligible to take the tests who achieved the standard expected for their age, which is Level 4, or above. Pupils also score if they perform below the standard expected and if they perform above. Again the Department for Education and Skills guidelines and those set out by BBC News Online explain more. The percentage figures alongside the school results refer to the local education authority and the national averages.

Brookmans Park Primary
Bradmore Way
Brookmans Park
Tel: 01707 652355
School website
44 pupils eligible, 11.4% with special needs
2002 results
English = 86% (LEA = 80.2%, Nat = 75%)
Maths = 91% (LEA = 77.8%, Nat = 73%)
Science = 95% (LEA = 89.5%, Nat = 86%)
Average = 273
Hertfordshire APS = 29.3 (LEA = 28, Nat = 27.4) Ranking = 78 of 338
Hertfordshire aggregate ranking = 87 of 338
Above national and LEA average in all areas
Improvement score just one point down from last year
1999 = 282; 2000 = 279; 2001 = 274; 2002 = 273
Brookmans Park Primary results in full from BBC News Online.

St Mary’s Junior Mixed and Infants School
Dellsome Lane
Welham Green
Tel: 01707 262643
School website
31 pupils eligible, 22.6% with special needs
2002 results
English = 74% (LEA = 80.2%, Nat = 75%)
Maths = 71% (LEA = 77.8%, Nat = 73%)
Science = 84% (LEA = 89.5%, Nat = 86%)
Average 229
Hertfordshire APS = 27.3 (LEA = 28, Nat = 27.4) Ranking = 238 of 338
Hertfordshire aggregate ranking = 265 of 338
Slightly below national and LEA average in all areas
Improvement score dropped after good results last year
1999 = 268; 2000 = 264; 2001 = 296; 2002 = 229
St Mary’s Junior Mixed and Infants School results in full from BBC News Online.

Little Heath Primary School
School Lane
Little Heath
Tel: 01707 652104
30 pupils eligible, 0% with special needs
2002 results
English = 100% (LEA = 80.2%, Nat = 75%)
Maths = 83% (LEA = 77.8%, Nat = 73%)
Science = 100% (LEA = 89.5%, Nat = 86%)
Average = 283
Hertfordshire APS = 29.7 (LEA = 28, Nat = 27.4) Ranking = 52 of 338
Hertfordshire aggregate ranking = 36 of 338
Above national and LEA average in all areas.
Improvement score dropped slightly after climbing year by year
1999 = 279; 2000 = 283; 2001 = 290; 2002 = 283
Little Heath Primary School results in full from BBC News Online.

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December 5, 2002


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