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  • Schools’ Red Letter day

    Henry James

    TWO local primary schools have received letters from the Department for Education for pupils’ performances at Key Stage 2 assessments.

    The official acknowledgements were sent to Delph Side Community Primary in Eskdale, Skelmersdale and St Thomas The Martyr Primary, Up Holland.

    At St Thomas The Martyr results showed progress scores in Key Stage 2 assessments of 4.6, 3.3 and 3.5 in English reading, writing and mathematics respectively.

    These illustrate that in terms of the progress their pupils make between Key Stage 1 and the end of Key Stage 2 the school is among the top 3% of schools in England.

    Meanwhile 100% of pupils at Delph Side Primary reached or exceeded the expected standards in mathematics at the end of Key Stage 2. This means that for achievement in mathematics, the school is in the top 1% of primary schools in England.

    Carl Roscoe, headteacher at St Thomas The Martyr, said: “We are very proud of the achievements of all our children who put in 100% at all times. And thanks go to our very dedicated staff, in particular the Year 6 teachers, Mrs Aydin and Mrs Carroll.

    “I am very grateful to work in a school with supportive families, governors, church clergy and staff who all work very hard so our children can be the best they can be.”

    Liz Ormerod, headteacher at Delph Side Primary, commented: “This is such a wonderful recognition of the strength of our team and the hard work and dedication that they show each and every day for our children.

    “This is a community success and our Tanhouse families should be proud of their children’s achievements - we certainly are! Our challenge now is to enjoy this wonderful moment, embrace our ambition to maintain such standards and help our next cohort of Delph Side stars to evolve!”


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