St Mark’s Catholic Primary School is best Ipswich primary school for 2016 Key Stage Two tests
- Credit: Gregg Brown
St Mark’s Catholic Primary School has been ranked as the best-performing primary school in Ipswich for the 2016 Key Stage Two results.
Twenty-nine out of 30 pupils (97%) achieved the new toughened-up benchmark for reading, writing and mathematics combined. The Suffolk average was 49% and the all-school England average was 53%.
The 97% figure for the school was the best in Ipswich.
Theresa Barker, headteacher of the school in Stone Lodge Lane West, said: “I am immensely grateful to the staff and parents/guardians of St Mark’s School for continuing to give our children what they deserve – the very best quality of education.
“Our staff and pupils have risen to the challenge of the new curriculum with shared clarity about effective teaching and learning.
“Each child has a strong self-concept with being a successful learner at its core, and this helps each one to achieve at a very high level – in all areas of our very broad curriculum – irrespective of their diverse backgrounds.
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“At St Mark’s, parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to work in partnership with the school in order to promote the highest quality of learning behaviour.”
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