Primary school celebrates being at the top of its class

In the words of pupils at a Suffolk primary school recognised among the top 0.1% across the country for attainment, learning is “cool”.

Based on average point scores taken from SATS results for summer 2014, Wilby Primary School, near Stradbroke, was ranked 21st and 15th in two recent national league tables.

Every year six pupil achieved at least level four in reading, writing and maths, with all pupils also achieving level five in reading, and 45% achieving the top level six in mathematics.

With government targets requiring schools to have 65% of pupils achieving level four, the league table position has been welcomed with delight by headteacher of the Church of England primary, Philippa Coleman.

“The success is down to the hard work and commitment of all pupils, parents and staff working together,” she said.

“We aspire to do the best for all our children and we achieve this through continued high expectations, a curriculum that catches the imagination, working closely with our family of schools and pyramid schools, and through a personalised learning programme that addresses individual learning needs.”

Six-year-old pupil, Beth, said: “We have lots of challenges to help us learn, we are a caring, helpful and sharing school.”

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