Woodbridge: School among best in country

SUFFOLK’s top-performing primary school owes its success to staff who “go the extra mile”, its headteacher said.

St Mary’s primary in Woodbridge topped the rankings in the county for performance at Key Stage Two.

Inspectors found that every pupil was achieving the required standard in English and maths and also making excellent progress between Key Stage One (seven-year-olds) to Key Stage Two (11-year-olds).

Headteacher James Leese said he was “absolutely delighted” to learn the school was leading the way in the league tables. It is also rated among the top 50 performing Key Stage Two schools in the country.

“It is well deserved for all the hard work of staff, pupils and parents,” he said.

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“I think it is down to a continued focus to make sure every pupil is valued and that every pupil has aspirations.

“All of my staff go the extra mile to achieve that. We have a continued drive for success; we enjoy coming to school, to play and to get on with the business of learning.”

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He added that learning at the school was “a two-way process” with pupils and staff motivating each other.

The Church of England school is based in Burkitt Road in the town and has about 200 pupils. Ofsted inspectors have rated it as “outstanding”.

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