Bruche ranked top in 2019 performance tables!

13th December 2019
13th December 2019

Warrington primary celebrates league table success


A Warrington primary school is celebrating its remarkable journey of success following the publication of the primary school performance tables this morning.


Bruche Primary School – part of Warrington Primary Academy Trust (WPAT) – was among the top performing schools in the area, with every one of its Year 6 pupils meeting their age-related expectations in the tests in reading, writing and maths. The national average for this measure across all three subjects is 64 per cent.


The tables are based on how Year 6 pupils performed during the summer’s national curriculum tests – or SATs.


The 100 per cent performance is all the more remarkable because Bruche was, in 2014, in the bottom five per cent of primary schools in England in terms of performance. The school is now in the highest tier of schools in the country for performance nationally and in the Warrington local authority area.


Bruche pupils also surpassed national and local authority averages in the percentage of pupils achieving at a higher standard in reading, writing and maths – 47 per cent of Year 6 pupils met this target, compared to 13 per cent locally and 11 per cent for England. Progress scores in reading, writing and maths were also impressive.


Executive Headteacher Chris Jones said: “These figures are a real testament to the dedication of all of our children, staff, parents and governors. I’m especially delighted with this year’s results; they demonstrate that the hard work the children, staff, parents and governors have been putting in along their journeys at Bruche have really paid off.


“Every day our children and teachers go the extra mile, and to be improving year on year is a huge achievement for everyone. Coupled with our very positive Ofsted report last July and our high aspirations which are shared by our staff and governors, our children have really lived up to the school motto: 'Success, nothing less' this year."


Louise Smith, chief executive at WPAT, said: “We are delighted for Chris and the team at Bruche – everyone has played their part in these amazing results and they are to be congratulated for their tireless hard work to raise standards for all of our children and their families.”


Bruche has already been nationally recognised for its 2018 SATs performance. In the summer the school received a national award from the SSAT (the Schools, Students and Teachers network) for its performance in the Key Stage 2 tests, which put the school in the top 10 per cent of schools nationally.


Chris Jones has been headteacher at the 250-pupil school since 2014 and Bruche Primary became part of Warrington Primary Academy Trust (WPAT) in 2016.


WPAT is a community of over 1,900 children aged 2 to 11 in six primary schools and a teaching school, employing the equivalent of over 200 full time staff. The trust was formed in 2016 and has quickly developed a national reputation for excellent standards.


WPAT provides its schools with a range of benefits – schools get the support, expertise and professional development from staff from across the trust so that they can provide the very best education standards for their children. Trust schools also make their budgets go further by using WPAT’s ‘back office’ functions such as payroll, procurement and the management of school buildings and facilities.