Epsom and Ewell schools among best in the country

Epsom and Ewell Borough and Surrey County Councillor Eber Kington

Epsom and Ewell Borough and Surrey County Councillor Eber Kington

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

Schools in Epsom and Ewell are among the best in the country, with their students exceeding national averages.

At a recent meeting of the borough’s local committee of Surrey County Council, it was recognised that schools in the area are outperforming other schools in Surrey and the national averages for Early Years to Key Stage 5 education.

At Key Stage 4, Epsom and Ewell is the highest performing borough in Surrey where the greatest proportion of pupils achieved five or more A* to C grades at GCSE, including English and maths.  Three quarters of pupils achieved this against a national average of just six out of ten.

And while more Early Years children are achieving a 'good level of development' compared with their peers nationwide, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 pupils are also exceeding the norm at reading, writing and maths.

In July last year, the percentage of schools in the borough judged to be "good" or "outstanding" by Ofsted rose from 76 per cent in 2011-2012 to 84 per cent.

Local committee chairman Councillor Eber Kington said: "These results show that the education provided by our schools within Epsom and Ewell is amongst the best in the country and I congratulate the teaching and learning support staff for the excellent work they continue to do.

"I would also like to congratulate the pupils and students who have achieved these results, which are testament to the hard work that these young people have put into their learning over the years.

"No-one is being complacent, the Government and Ofsted are ensuring that the requirements on schools are being made more demanding year on year. 

"However, the statistics show that in Epsom and Ewell we have the schools, the teachers, the classroom support assistants and the students who are capable of meeting those new educational standards".

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10:42am Tue 25 Mar 14

EwellMan says...

Epsom and Ewell Schools are great but the problem we are facing now is all these addtional houses being built but no schools to accomodate the children? Look at the Lintons Lane site, ideal new school but instead planners allow it to converted into 100's of houses. The council then makes the school buid additonal capcity with extensions on land that used to be playgrounds and playing fields.
All the local schools hav been expanded and there is talk that Ewell Grove maybe being turned into a a joint secondary school too. Crazy, it used to own an annexe which was sold off to build flats which would of been ideal.
This with class sizes of 35 plus 5 which they float around the year above makes it a strain in teachers and the buildings.

No thought from fhe council on impact of housing and they just bodge the solution rather than making the right decision and also deveolpers paying adequately to the cretinon of new schools. The taxpayer and then the children end up paying for the mistakes.
Epsom and Ewell Schools are great but the problem we are facing now is all these addtional houses being built but no schools to accomodate the children? Look at the Lintons Lane site, ideal new school but instead planners allow it to converted into 100's of houses. The council then makes the school buid additonal capcity with extensions on land that used to be playgrounds and playing fields. All the local schools hav been expanded and there is talk that Ewell Grove maybe being turned into a a joint secondary school too. Crazy, it used to own an annexe which was sold off to build flats which would of been ideal. This with class sizes of 35 plus 5 which they float around the year above makes it a strain in teachers and the buildings. No thought from fhe council on impact of housing and they just bodge the solution rather than making the right decision and also deveolpers paying adequately to the cretinon of new schools. The taxpayer and then the children end up paying for the mistakes. EwellMan
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10:09am Sat 5 Apr 14

topnotch says...

So right to acknowledge the standard of education provision across the borough- against inadequate county "meddling" and its failure over 40 years to build enough schools in the right places. The opportunity was missed when the hospital lands were sold and a state of the art secondary school could have been built also to provide on site playing fields to rehouse Glyn the then leading secondary - an accolade it still earns as the Borough's first Academy with Outstanding Ofsted judgements.
So right to acknowledge the standard of education provision across the borough- against inadequate county "meddling" and its failure over 40 years to build enough schools in the right places. The opportunity was missed when the hospital lands were sold and a state of the art secondary school could have been built also to provide on site playing fields to rehouse Glyn the then leading secondary - an accolade it still earns as the Borough's first Academy with Outstanding Ofsted judgements. topnotch
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