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Wormholt Park primary pupils help themselves to great grades

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Image captionImage 1: Wormholt Park primary pupils saw a massive increase in SAT grades this summer

Wormholt Park primary school has had a massive increase in the number of pupils exceeding or meeting their expected SAT grades – the largest rise of community (council-run) schools in H&F.

Seventy-two per cent of Wormholt’s pupils exceeded or met their expected grades in their Year Six SATs. They tested pupils in English and maths and are the last set of exams before they move onto secondary school.

It compares to 57 per cent last year and is particularly impressive as the school had more Year Six pupils than any other school this year.

Wormholt Park Primary, in Bryony Road, Shepherds Bush, put their success down to innovative new teaching methods.  

“This year we involved the children in the staff assessment process every step of the way,” said headteacher Julie James. “It meant they could understand exactly what they needed to do to improve while we gave them the support to achieve it.

“The assessments were rigorous but the children were very pleased with them. They were the ones driving the staff, saying ‘you need to teach me this’. I’m very proud of the children and the teaching staff.”

H&F primary pupils ace exams once again

The successes weren’t just at Wormholt. The school not run by the council which had the largest increase is All Saints Primary in Fulham. It saw a rise from 48 per cent to 79 per cent in the number of pupils exceeding or meeting their expected grades.  

Primary school pupils and teachers across Hammersmith & Fulham have impressed yet again in the latest set of exam results.

Seventy-four per cent of pupils exceeded or met their expected grades in their Year Six SATs.

It shows just how well H&F children are taught as they progress through primary school, as the national average is 64 per cent.

“When I visit schools around the borough, I see the difference H&F’s amazing teachers are making to young lives and these figures are just one example of that,” said Cllr Larry Culhane, H&F Cabinet Member for Children and Education.

“Congratulations to everyone and best of luck to all pupils who will be starting secondary school later this year.”

Early summer holiday fun

It wasn’t all exams and hard work, though. Six lucky Wormholt Park pupils got to celebrate the summer holidays early with the help of ITV’s This Morning.

Taking place in the Television Centre forecourt gardens in Wood Lane, the children tested out a mixture of water pistols and fun garden games – as well as having the chance to offer their assessment of a giant inflatable unicorn with This Morning presenter Alison Hammond.

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