The list of 25 Norfolk primary schools the government says failed to meet its floor standard

Primary school league tables were published on Thursday. Photo: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire Primary school league tables were published on Thursday. Photo: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire

Thursday, December 12, 2013
11:44 PM

The government has listed 25 Norfolk primary schools which it said failed to meet its minimum floor standard for attainment in reading, writing and maths in the 2013 primary school league table.

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A Department for Education spokesman said: “Schools with a long history of under-performance, and who are not stepping up to the mark, will be taken over by an academy sponsor.

“The expertise and strong leadership provided by sponsors is the best way to turn around weak schools and give pupils there the best chance of a first-class education.”

This is a list of the 25 Norfolk schools below the floor:

Antingham and Southrepps Community Primary School

Diamond Academy

Corpusty Primary School

Watton Junior School

Upwell Community Primary School

West Lynn Primary School, King’s Lynn

Marham Junior School

George White Junior School

Henderson Green Primary School

Lionwood Junior School

West Earlham Junior School

Cobholm Primary School

Edward Worlledge Community Junior School

Clackclose Community Primary School, Downham Market

Terrington St Clement Community School

St Peter and St Paul Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

Diss Church Junior School

Sporle Voluntary Controlled Primary School

St Andrew’s Church of England Primary School, North Pickenham

Blakeney Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School

The Norman Church of England Primary School, Northwold

Mile Cross Primary School

Catton Grove Primary School

Tuckswood Community Primary School

Litcham School

8 comments

  • Crikey, if Blakeney school is on the list, things must be really bad.

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    samphirelover

    Friday, December 13, 2013

  • Samphire lover- I can't get the links to work but by my reckoning Blakeney has about 14 children per year group (?) So it would not take much of a fluctuation in the form of one or two children with a disrupted education to skew the results. Presumably this is taken into consideration.

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    Daisy Roots

    Friday, December 13, 2013

  • ......."So it would not take much of a fluctuation in the form of one or two children".......or just one teacher?

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    Fly Tipper

    Friday, December 13, 2013

  • Its about time the inadequate public education in Norfolk was dealt with harshly. Good on you EDP for publishing the list. Schools need a wake up call.

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    AA

    Sunday, December 15, 2013

  • Daisy roots ... Blakeney is part of a federation which also includes kelling, Walsingham and Hindringham. I can't get on the link now either!! So I believe the figures will be a lot higher.

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    samphirelover

    Friday, December 13, 2013

  • EDP u disgust me that u delight in publishing this rubbish. The majority of these schools are in challenging areas with many staff striving against the odds to give these children a good deal but with pitiful financing compared to similar areas and with virtually no support thanks to Government attacks on Norfolk LA. Good results are achieved where morale is high and teaching is good and properly supported by all involved. Let's for goodness sake have a level playing field before attacking and listing so-called school failure.

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    Sportswagon

    Saturday, December 14, 2013

  • When our Norfolk schools became comprehensive I was alarmed by how many small village secondary modern schools became comprehensive schools with far too low pupil numbers to provide a decent education for all ( in my opinion) I also put myself in the shoes of a child from Reepham say, or Litcham ,who could well be at school with the same peer group from 4 to 18 if the school was cheeky enough to think it could offer sixth form studies.It all seemed very small town USA, claustrophobic and limiting, unlike the grammar schools where we had travelled in from quite a distance and had a new mix of mates ( and a new set of school managers) when we were 11. As for some of the other schools- some in deprived areas, and I wonder if some of the others are coping with children from communities where education is disrupted by moving around-only takes a few low results to skew a table-or from those where English is not the first language.The real story here is how much extra funding the Diamond Academy got when it opened and how much it has actually spent per pupil on qualified teacher contact hours and books as opposed to management expenses, buildings, uniforms and fancy equipment.

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    Daisy Roots

    Friday, December 13, 2013

  • ........and the point of this EDP is?????? To heap more humiliation on to these schools, do wonders for morale and thus cause even lower results???? BRILLIANT. Norfolk, soon won't have anyone left wishing to teach here and no one wanting to come to teach here, with dire consequences.

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    Sportswagon

    Friday, December 13, 2013

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