Forches pupils progress well

FORCHES Cross in Barnstaple has been named as one of nine Devon primary schools gaining outstanding CVA scores - the measure of progress made by pupils from the age of seven to 11, using their test results. The baseline CVA score is 100 and Forches scor

FORCHES Cross in Barnstaple has been named as one of nine Devon primary schools gaining outstanding CVA scores - the measure of progress made by pupils from the age of seven to 11, using their test results.The baseline CVA score is 100 and Forches scored the third highest in the county with 101.8.Otterton Primary has a CVA of 102.4, one of the 208 best results in the country. Our Lady and St Patrick's in Teignmouth had 102; Bere Alston 101.7; Chudleigh Knighton, Littleham in Exmouth and Modbury, 101.6; and Mrs Ethelston's at Uplyme and Woodbury, 101.5.The results are among figures released today (Thursday) which show that in the 2008 SATs tests in English, mathematics and science for 11-year-olds, Devon continued to improve its performance and beat national results. The county's aggregate score in the three tests has risen for the past four years and is now 250 - higher than neighbours Somerset, Cornwall, Plymouth and Torbay and beating the English aggregate of 248.The improvement comes despite Devon sinking to 146th out of 149 local authorities for the amount of money received from the Government to educate the county's children. Devon's Executive Councillor for Children and Young People, John Smith, said today he was pleased that the county's schools were continuing to deliver sustained exam performance despite their poor Government funding.2MOREMORE


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