Gislingham is second best in Suffolk for Key Stage 2 results

Gislingham Primary School is second highest for Key Stage 2 statistics in Suffolk. Pictured is Year

Gislingham Primary School is second highest for Key Stage 2 statistics in Suffolk. Pictured is Year Six teacher Miss Winch. - Credit: Gregg Brown

The second-best primary school in Suffolk for results for 11-year-olds is Gislingham.

The north Suffolk school near Eye, rated “outstanding” by Ofsted, managed to get 100% of pupils achieving the benchmark Level 4 standard or above in reading, writing and maths.

The only school to beat it was St Mary’s Catholic Primary School as detailed elsewhere on the page.

Julie Welham, head of school, said: “We are very proud of our children who always show great dedication and determination to succeed. Yet again, we are thrilled with the results they have achieved.”

She said the key to achieving success for the 24 pupils who took the Key Stage 2 exams in the summer was high quality teaching.


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Mrs Welham added: “The team of teachers, teaching assistants and support staff work together to focus on the best outcomes for pupils. In additional the school has, for the past few years, been a centre of innovation and excellence.”

Gislingham works as part of a four school federation known as the Tilian Partnership. This has enabled leadership structures, resources and excellence to be shared across the schools. Gislingham is also the lead school in the Suffolk and Norfolk Teaching School Alliance (SANTSA). This involves outstanding staff working to support schools and teachers across the region by leading training courses and working alongside their staff in their schools.

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Andrew Berry, principal of the Tilian Partnership said: “Even though we are a small, rural primary school we have supported many schools and the local authority in improvement and development. It is part of our ethos to share good practice and improve outcomes for children across Suffolk and Norfolk”.

Chairman of governors, Kit Wells MBE, added: “We have a highly professional and committed staff team who work tirelessly to ensure that our pupils enjoy a wide-ranging curriculum that enables them to achieve their full potential”.

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