Primary proves it is second to none
A PRIMARY school praised by government inspectors earlier this year has scooped a major award from a national newspaper.
North Cheshire Jewish Primary School was this week named state primary school of the year for 2007 by the Sunday Times.
Last year, the school finished top of the newspaper’s Top 25 Primary Schools table, a list based on the government’s standard assessment test results. This year it finished second, although it still achieved 100 per cent in all the SATs subjects.
Head teacher Norma Massel said: “We are all very proud of our children who have done well in the past and continue to work hard.”
Mrs Massel, who has been in charge for eight years, said: “We had a fantastic Ofsted report in April, which found that the school was outstanding in every department.
“We have very good teachers who work hard. The parents and the parent-teacher association are very supportive of everything we do and they expect a lot from their school.”
Following North Cheshire in the State Primary SATs table was King David Junior in Manchester, which came 21st — a drop of six places from last year.