SATs rise by 53% at pri­mary

Na­tional av­er­age beaten

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - by Jack Abell jack.abell@trin­i­tymir­

A SCHOOL is cel­e­brat­ing af­ter it recorded its high­est SATs re­sults yet.

The Den­ham Green E-Act Pri­mary Academy, in Nightin­gale Lane, Den­ham, which had been rated as ‘in­ad­e­quate’ by Of­sted be­fore be­ing up­graded to ‘ good with out­stand­ing fea­tures’ last year, has im­proved its SATs re­sults by 53 per cent, in com­par­i­son with 2013.

The school saw 75 per cent of pupils achiev­ing the govern­ment tar­get of level four in English and maths this year, plac­ing them above the na­tional av­er­age and show­ing a big im­prove­ment on last year’s re­sults of 22 per cent of pupils get­ting the grade.

The De­part­ment for Ed­u­ca­tion ex­pects at least 60 per cent of pupils to achieve a level four or higher in their English and maths SATs.

Dur­ing the past 18 months, work has been car­ried out to trans­form the academy fol­low­ing the Of­sted re­port which found it to be in­ad­e­quate, and the staff at the school be­lieve the lat­est re­sults are the ic­ing on the cake.

Head teacher Sarah English said: “We are all in­cred­i­bly proud of the jour­ney the academy has taken over the past year.

“We have seen bril­liant im­prove­ments in all ar­eas.

“The devel­op­ment, how­ever, does not end here.

“We are striv­ing for ex­cel­lence in all ar­eas and aspire to be­come out­stand­ing in ev­ery re­spect.

“From Septem­ber, we are also strength­en­ing the lead­er­ship and teach­ing team in order to pro­vide the very best sup­port for our pupils and their par­ents.

“We are in­cred­i­bly for­tu­nate to have an ex­cel­lent and ma­ture group of pupils at Den­ham Green, and the par­ents have wel­comed and sup­ported the changes we have made to help drive these im­prove­ments.”

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