Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Outstanding results from outstanding kids in outstanding schools in an outstanding area - Bermondsey!

As another academic year draws to a close, it’s time to say a huge ‘well done’ to all of our young people living in Bermondsey.  Although the past ten months may have flown by for some, or dragged its heels for others, now is the time to pause and reflect on the magnitude of their accomplishments.

Getting up at seven on a sombre September morning, and with dogged determination, repeating this for another 194 days, takes some doing.  In spite of the challenges that life throws at many of our young people, most made it through each day, developing as they went a love of learning and thirst for knowledge and skills.

Bermondsey primary schools are some of the best in London.  Snowsfields is a ‘good’ school and was one of the top 100 most improved schools 2009-2012.  Keep it up!

In 2013 at St Joseph’s Roman Catholic school, 36% of year 6 children reached Level 5, the level expected of a 14-year-old, in both English and maths!  High expectations, or what?
Image © St Joseph's RC Primary School
Hot off the press this July from St James C of E primary, 92% of the year 2 pupils achieved a level 2 in maths and English, while 98% of the year 6 pupils achieved a level 4 in maths.  How do they do it?
But, steaming out in front is Riverside primary with 100% of kids securing a level 4 in English and maths in 2013, and a mammoth 51% achieving level 5.   Bang on target!
Image © Riverside Primary School
While our secondary schools have some way to go to beat their primary peers, both St Saviour and St Olave’s C of E school and Harris Academy Bermondsey added more value to their pupils last year than many other Southwark schools.

So, here's a message to all Bermondsey young people: enjoy the summer break, recharge your batteries and indulge in some holiday reading or research.  But, above all, be proud – very proud!

More information:
Primary school league tables in Southwark 2013
Secondary school league tables in Southwark 2013

St James' Church of England Primary

Riverside Primary


Harris Academy Bermondsey


St Saviour and St Olave's


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