Report by Queen's chief inspector of education finds Haringey schools continue to improve

Haringey Independent: South Harringay Junior School is one of the borough's most improved school and here is headteacher Ian Scotchbrook giving an assembly to pupils South Harringay Junior School is one of the borough's most improved school and here is headteacher Ian Scotchbrook giving an assembly to pupils

Around 9,000 more Haringey pupils are attending “good” or “outstanding” schools than this time last year, according to an independent report.

The annual report of Her Majesty's chief inspector of education, children's services and skills praised the borough for improving its schools over the past year.

It said: “Haringey made large strides with 9,000 more primary and secondary pupils attending a good or outstanding school than a year ago.”

The report, which was written by Sir Michael Wilshaw, was published last week.

Figures in the report were compiled before The John Loughborough School, in Tottenham, was closed, in August 2013, so the number of students going to good or outstanding schools is expected to rise again next year.

Meanwhile, the 2013 Key Stage 2 results, which assess children aged seven to 11, were also released last week by the Department for Education.

They showed that three quarters of Haringey’s primary school children are now reaching the target standard in reading, writing and maths.

The report also showed that the borough’s overall performance has increased from last year by one per cent.

Coldfall Primary, Rhodes Avenue and St James CE Primary all come out at the top of the table with 97 per cent of pupils reaching the target level of attainment.

The most improved school is Seven Sisters Primary, which increased performance by 26 per cent.

Crowland Primary's results jumped up from 75 per cent to 91 per cent and South Harringay Juniors has also increased from 63 per cent of pupils reaching level 4 last year to 82 per cent this year.

Councillor Ann Waters, Haringey Borough Council’s cabinet member for children, said: “This is fantastic news for parents and carers who can be assured that their children are receiving a good education in Haringey.”

She added that 98 per cent of Haringey’s secondary pupils and 85per cent of primary pupils were judged to be at “good” or “outstanding” schools.

And that out of 152 areas, Haringey is now ranked 11th in the country in terms of secondary education and 32nd for primary education.

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