SATs rise by 53% at primary
National average beaten
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.”