School guide site rates top schools in Milton Keynes

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A school review website which provides details on class sizes, Ofsted ratings and achievement levels has ranked a primary school in Conniburrow as one of Milton Keynes top primary schools.

Southwood School comes top of the list of MK schools on Schoolguide.co.uk, which features information on over 29,000 schools in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Southwood has a rating of four out of five stars from the website. The rating is based on official performance data.

According to the site, the school is above the national average for pupils’ achievements with 92 per cent of pupils achieving Level 4 or above in maths, reading and writing, compared to 78 per cent nationally.

Headteacher Bryan Schram said the school was delighted to be classed one of the best.

He said: “There are a lot of good schools in Milton Keynes and it is difficult to judge who is the best. It is good recognition for all the hard work.

“We have hard-working pupils and good quality staff herea and we are pleased.

“Our results have been good for four or five years now. It is nice when a website says you are the best.”

For secondary schools, Ousedale School, in Newport Pagnell, came top with four stars with 88 per cent of pupils receiving three or more A-levels compared to the national average of 53 per cent.

The site’s top five primary schools are:

1. Southwood

2. Bradwell Village

3. Orchard Academy, in Springfield;

4. Loughton School;

5. St Monica’s Catholic School, Neath Hill.

The top five secondary schools are:

1. Ousedale;

2. Oakgrove, Middleton;

3. Shenley Brook End School;

4. The Hazeley Academy;

5. Denbigh School, Shenley Church End.