Akiva tops Barnet primary league tables
In the latest league tables, Akiva primary school in Finchley was announced as the highest performing school in Barnet and one of the top state schools in the country.
78% of Akiva pupils achieved Level 5+ in English and Maths, the highest National Curriculum level reported in the league tables. That was more than any other primary school in Barnet and the 7th highest of any school in the country.
Akiva also achieved the highest Average Point Score of any primary school in Barnet which is a measure that combines pupils’ achievements in reading, writing and maths. Average Point Score is designed to be a much more granular measure of attainment and shows how far pupils are achieving above the national average. Akiva’s Average Point Score was the 13th highest of any school in the country.
These academic results are the climax of a great year for Akiva which has also seen its pupils achieve across the board success in a range of extra-curricular activities.
Akiva was the top state school in National Primary Schools Chess Team Championship, for which they were rewarded with a head to head against chess grandmaster and former world champion, Garry Kasparov.
The Akiva swimming team recently won the Barnet Schools Swimming Gala and a group of Year 5 pupils achieved first place in a national film-making competition.
Commenting on a year of success, Headteacher Suzy Stone said: “Everything that has been achieved by Akiva pupils this year is a testament to their hard work and talents across many different areas, as well as the dedication of the staff and governors on a day-to-day basis.
Recently appointed Chair of Governors, Kate Daniels added: “I’m delighted to have taken over as Chair of Governors at Akiva, at such a great time for the school. We’re very fortunate to have such a wide offering of extra-curricular activities combined with academic achievement.