THE percentage of Infant and Junior School Year 6 students who achieved level four in their Key Stage 2 SATS was higher than the England national average, reported IJS and CE Head teacher Tom Hill.
Left: Infant/Junior School children in their 'Going for Gold' production this week
88 per cent achieved level four in English, six per cent over the English average and 85 per cent in Mathematics, which is five per cent above.
This was great news for the students as it was predicted that any student that scored the national average or above would achieve the national curriculum expectation of five GCSEs grade C or above in Secondary school."To get the National Average would be considered good and we've surpassed that," said Mr Hill adding that it was, "as good or better that any school I've worked in the UK."
Mr Hill believed the school's success was due to consistency of teaching: "Over 50 per cent of our staff are local and this means the kids get to know their teachers very well," he said, adding that it was policy to recruit as many local teachers as possible."
Mr Hill considered the school lucky to have such a strong focussed education with staff who take the time to track students that might benefit from additional learning and input.