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Bexley primary schools performing above the national average

PUBLISHED: 14:33 13 December 2012

Bexley primary schools are performing above the national average according in statistics released by the Department for Education today.

In total 81 per cent of pupils in the borough achieved key stage level four or above in English and maths, while the national average is 79 per cent.

Three schools had every single eligible pupil meeting those landmarks - St Michael’s in East Wichham, St John Fisher Catholic in Bexley and St Paulinus Church of England in Crayford.

At the other end of the scale, Christ Church in Erith saw just 58 per cent of its pupils gain the same grades in both subjects.

The number of pupils in Bexley meeting the targets is up from 76 per cent last year, while 91 per cent of children are making the expected progress in English and 88 per cent in maths.

The most improved school in the borough was Peareswood School in Erith, which rocketed from 50 per cent of pupils last year to 75 per cent achieving the benchmark in literacy and numeracy.

It was closely followed by Belvedere Infant School and Jubilee School in Thamesmead, with both of their results rising by 22 per cent compared to 2011.

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