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Academies top of the class for reading, writing and maths

Posted onPosted on 31st Jan

Two Sutton schools in The Flying High Partnership, a primary multi-academy trust, are among the highest performing in Nottinghamshire for combined reading, writing, and maths attainment.

Forest Glade Primary and Nursery School was one of three with 100%, while Mapplewells Primary and Nursery School was fourth in the county with 90%.

Forest Glade headteacher Steven Champion (pictured above with pupils) said: “Our whole school community is incredibly proud of our children and this achievement is a result of their great attitude to learning.

“We strive to ensure that all of our children, regardless of their circumstances, are provided with the best opportunities to ensure they finish their primary school journey ready and well-equipped for the next stage of their education, both academically and as well-rounded people.

“This truly was a team effort, made possible by the incredible support from the children’s parents and carers, and each and every grown-up who played a part in their primary school journey.”

Andrew Whittle (above with pupils), headteacher at Mapplewells, added: “We are extremely prouds. For 90% of children to achieve age-related expectations in all three subjects is a fantastic outcome, and testament to the hard work and dedication of the children, staff, and our whole Mapplewellian community.

“We are passionate about ensuring all children achieve their full potential, and we put every effort into achieving this. However, the biggest celebration should be for our children, who performed remarkably in their assessments and amaze us every day.”

Chris Wheatley, founder and chief executive of The Flying High Partnership, which has 33 schools across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, said:, “This remarkable achievement is testament to the hard work being carried out every day in our schools to support children to reach their full potential.

“This can only be achieved through the highest standards of teaching, and a supportive environment where children love to learn.

“We have also seen considerable success in phonics with data showing that six of our schools have achieved stellar results.

“I have to say a huge well done to the children, and to the leadership and staff teams who have promoted reading as a gateway to learning across all subjects in the curriculum.”