A very pleasing letter arrived in school today from the Minister of State for Schools MP, the Rt Hon David Laws. Here is an extract:

“Dear Mr Stewart,
It gives me great pleasure to write to you and congratulate your school on your key stage 2 results for your disadvantaged pupils since 2012.
Your results show that you are highly effective in educating your disadvantage pupils. It is clear that you and your staff have provided your disadvantaged pupils with a good start in life and prepared them well for secondary school…

I would like to congratulate your staff, governors, parents and pupils for their hard work and success, and thank you for your leadership in making such a difference to the future success of your pupils.”

A key part of our school vision is ensuring that all our children reach their full potential, regardless of their starting points. It is lovely to have this recognition that we’re achieving our goal!