Suffolk: Primary schools in county see major results progress

PRIMARY schools in some of the most deprived parts of the county have shown significant improvements after getting targeted help.

And across Suffolk results at primary schools have gone up significantly over recent years – with some of the most dramatic improvements in areas where schools are undergoing a controversial reorganisation.

The Willows School in Chantry, Ipswich was one of the most successful schools – all its pupils achieved level four or above in reading and 89 per cent achieved level four or above in maths.

There were significant improvements last year at Ranelagh Primary and Felixstowe’s Grange Primary.

Among the schools where all pupils achieved level four or above in both English and maths were Chelmondiston, Henley, Hintlesham, Beacon Hill, Somersham, Sprough-ton, Tattingstone and St Mark’s Catholic Primary School in Ipswich.

Graham Newman, county councillor responsible for education and young people, said: “These are by far the most encouraging education results we have seen in Suffolk for some years.

“They represent a tremendous amount of hard work by our schools, the county council’s Learning and Improvement Service and, of course, pupils.”

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Labour spokeswoman for education and young people Bryony Rudkin was delighted to hear about the improvement.

She said: “That shows hard work by the children and their teachers. But it if is as a result of extra resources being put in, it is important that there is a commitment to maintain those resources. They must not just be turned off again.”

n Has education improved in your child’s primary school? Write to Your Letters, Ipswich Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or alternatively you can e-mail starletters@archant.co.uk

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