Wilmslow primary school amongst best performing in England


League tables showing the performance of primary school children at key stage 2 (typically age 11) have been published by the Department for Education this week.

The 2014 key stage 2 primary school performance tables provide information on the achievements and progress of schools and their pupils at the end of the 2013/14 school year. The tables can also be used to compare a school's performance nationally, within a local authority area, and with similar schools.

Pupils take tests in reading, mathematics and English grammar, punctuation and spelling and they are awarded test 'levels' in each.

The BBC has published a table listing the primary schools with the highest attainment in England in 2014.

At all of the schools listed, 100% of Year 6 children achieved at least a Level 4 in reading, writing and maths.

St Anne's Fulshaw C of E Primary School has been ranked equal 84th in the country and ranked as the highest achieving primary school in Cheshire East.

Headteacher Clare Daniel said "We are incredibly proud of all of our children, their enthusiasm and their brilliant attitude to learning. They always approach every opportunity and challenge with determination. The staff and governors work very hard to ensure that the curriculum is exciting and vibrant and our children are exceptionally well supported by their parents. I'm a very proud Headteacher!"

The other Cheshire East schools included in the top 213 are Chelford CofE Primary School (96), Sound and District Primary School (146) and Kettleshulme St James CofE Primary School (169).

Click here to view the BBC table or visit the Department of Education website for further information.

St Anne's Fulshaw Primary School


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Oliver Romain
Friday 12th December 2014 at 11:45 pm
Congratulations to all the local schools, but let's not overlook the fact that Gorsey Bank Primary also just made it to the Times top 100 Primary Schools in Britain.

Well done to staff, children and volunteers at Gorsey Bank a fantastic achievement and we know there is more to come!

A great school should also be measured by its atmosphere and how it helps develop the character of the children.

Jonathan Vose
Saturday 13th December 2014 at 8:42 am
Congratulations to all teachers and pupils at St Anne's. A fantastic achievement!
Josie James
Saturday 13th December 2014 at 1:16 pm
I fully agree with all the comments and we're lucky to live in an area of education excellence. What is particularly pleasing about this article is the national recognition given to one of Wilmslow's smaller schools and the undoubted credit that should go to all the teachers, staff, pupils and parents. Well done St Anne's Fulshaw
Lynsey baird-Nelson
Saturday 13th December 2014 at 8:02 pm
Well done St Annes! Incredible school that has brought my son on leaps and bounds in every aspect, particularly in bringing him out of his shell. Wonderful atmosphere, amazing staff and such lovely, well rounded kids. Well done all!
Jon Williams
Saturday 13th December 2014 at 8:04 pm
Yes, we have some very good Primary Schools in the area, shame the secondary school was not better for ALL students
Vicky Foster
Saturday 13th December 2014 at 10:40 pm
No one is over looking Gorsey bank or the other fabulous schools in the area Oliver, the article is recognising the fantastic achievement of St Anne's this week, could we not just praise St Anne's rather than promoting primary school rivalry ...... We are after all no longer at primary school so don't need to say our school is better than yours.
Oliver Romain
Sunday 14th December 2014 at 12:48 am
Vicky you seem to have misunderstood the original article and my comment.

I included all local schools in my congrats, not just one. The article mentions several schools. Well done to them and all the local schools.

Let's set a good example to the childen, who may be reading this, by remaining polite and mature.
Vicky Foster
Sunday 14th December 2014 at 2:04 pm
No misunderstanding Oliver, all the primary schools in Wilmslow are fabulous, on this particular occasion the recognition should go to St Anne's for their achievement.
Andrew Thomas
Wednesday 17th December 2014 at 1:52 pm
Many congratulations to the Head and staff at St. Anne's. You thrive and manage wonderful things, caring for all the children in your care with complete regard for their individual needs. Your big achievements belie the limited resources small schools have at their disposal. It just shows that people not processes count the most. I am sure your governing body and parents are very proud of your achievements.