Rockwell Green has been rated one of the top UK primary schools by official government tables. Department for Education statistics based on long terms results rather than a single exam puts the school in the top 3% of Britain’s 17,000 primaries.
The results are based on pupils’ progress between Key Stage One and Key Stage Two in reading, writing and mathematics. Education minister Nick Gibb wrote to the school to congratulate staff and pupils.
“I would like to congratulate you, your staff and your pupils for the very high level of progress pupils in your school are making,” wrote Mr Gibb
“We want to ensure that every child has the necessary fluency in reading, writing and mathematics to prepare them for a successful secondary education and beyond, and your school has provided this.
“Thank you for your hard work and professionalism in producing such high standards and congratulations again to you and your staff for all you have achieved.”
Headteacher Morwena Dunstan said: “To have some good news is brilliant. The staff and children work really hard, and we have such supportive parents.”
The school put its success down a range of reasons, including the hard work of the staff and enthusiasm of the children, and raising awareness about the success of former pupils.