Delight at Axminster school as they exceed national average

PUBLISHED: 17:00 21 July 2018 | UPDATED: 09:17 25 July 2018

Axminster primary year 6  celebrate their excellent SATS results. Ref mha 29 18TI 8136. Picture: Terry Ife

Axminster primary year 6 celebrate their excellent SATS results. Ref mha 29 18TI 8136. Picture: Terry Ife

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Staff and pupils at Axminster Community Primary Academy were delighted with the pupils’ success in this year’s SATs.

Headteacher Ross Minton said this year’s results are a testament to the commitment of those at the school, after it had faced difficulties in recent years, with the figures in line with national results, with 96 per cent of the pupils passing the phonics test.

In key stage one, the number of children reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and maths was 77 per cent, compare to 65 per cent nationally.

In key stage two, in which the school was in the bottom one per cent in the country three years ago, they achieved 65 per cent across the three subjects, above the national average.

Mr Minton said: “We are delighted with the results this year. This shows the hard work and commitment that the staff and (most importantly) the children have put in.

“It is testament to our values of hard work and high expectations and I could not be prouder of everyone.

“This is a wonderful achievement but we have more to come.

“We will continue to push ourselves and the children, and the sky is the limit.”

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