Wilmslow primary in top 4% nationally

Gorsey Bank Wilmslow

Figures from the Department for Education published this week revealed that a Wilmslow primary school is amongst the best state primaries in the country.

Gorsey Bank Primary School is in the top 4% of schools nationally based on this year's end of primary Standard Attainment Tests (SATs) with 90% of pupils reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics, compared with 64% nationally.

The government figures show the 420-pupil school, on Altrincham Road, has more pupils achieving the expected standards in core subjects than any other maintained school or academy around Wilmslow.

Gorsey Bank was also third the table of local schools with 21% of pupils achieving the higher standard in the three subjects, traditionally known as 'the three Rs', compared with 10% nationally. Whilst at Nether Alderley Primary School 27% achieved the higher standard and 23% of pupils at Alderley Edge Community Primary also did.

Head of School at Gorsey Bank, Joe Maguire, is delighted with the school's performance.

He said "These results are a reflection of the hard work of our pupils not just in Year 6 but from the moment they joined us in Reception," he said. "We are extremely proud of their achievements both personally and academically."

This year was the third time children sat the government's tougher tests, introduced in 2016.

The percentage of pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics and the achieving at higher standard at the other local schools were: Lacey Green Primary Academy (85% and 21%); Wilmslow Grange Community Primary and Nursery School (84% and 10%); Styal Primary School (82% and 0%); Ashdene Primary School(81% and 20%); Nether Alderley Primary School (80% and 27%); Alderley Edge Community Primary School (73% and 23%); Lindow Community Primary School (70% and 11%); The Wilmslow Academy (70% and 12%); St Benedict's Catholic Primary School (69% and 4%); St Anne's Fulshaw C of E Primary School (58% and 5%) and Mottram St Andrew Primary Academy (46% and 0%).