Bookwell Primary School, in Egremont, was placed 18th out of 250 top performing state primary schools in the 2020 edition of ‘Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide’, which is now in its 27th edition.
The guide identifies the highest achieving schools in the UK, based on their most recent SATS test results.
Scores for reading, GPS (grammar, punctuation and spelling) and maths are scaled and averaged.
Average scores of 100 represents the expected standard children should achieve by the end of Year 6.
A score of 110 or above in any of the three measures indicates children working at a ‘higher’ level of attainment.
Bookwell scored an aggregate score of 339 from their 2018 results, achieving 112 in reading; 111 in maths and 116 in grammar.
Headteacher Russell Hardy attributes the excellent ranking and results to the school’s approach to support pupils without putting pressure on them.
Egremont Town Council is aware that the Town Hall clock is currently not working.
There is a problem with the clock stopping after only a few hours after it has been wound up.
The company who services the clock is due to attend on 9th December and hopefully the clock will be back up and running as normal following their visit. Thank you
Calderwood house ar holding a Christmas prize/cash bingo on Saturday 30th November at Egremont Market Hall.
Doors will be open from 6.30 for a 7.10 start.
The bar will be open and there are many great prizes to be won.
Families with young children are welcome to come along, join in, play and have a lot of fun
Hello to all,
Egremont’s Christmas lights will be switched on this Sunday.
However there won’t be an event as the amenities group that ran the event no longer exists.
However a new group is forming and are looking to secure some funding and are hoping to be able hold a switch on event next year. further details will be forthcoming in the new year
Egremont town council are sad to announce the news that Cllr Wilf Sibson has also resigned.
Wilf served on the council for over 10yrs and has been a great asset to the town council and the fact that he had his own business meant he could offer opinions different than most on the council and knowledge that directed the council and help the parish constituents.
All town councillors and staff wish him well for the future and thank him for all he has helped to do on the town council.