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Schools remain upbeat as new SATs scores released




SATs figures released from the Department of Education have highlighted a mixed bag of results for primary schools performance in Bury St Edmunds.

Abbots Green Academy, in Airfield Road, had 78 per cent of their pupils meeting the expected standard by the end of Key Stage 2.

Ang Morrison, headteacher said: “We’re absolutely thrilled with our outcomes this year. It is an excellent reflection of the schools new vision and values, especially the high quality teaching. I am really proud of all the children and staff involved. I would also like to thanks parents for supporting us ensuring every child reaches their potential.”

Abbots Green Academy. Picture by Mecha Morton
Abbots Green Academy. Picture by Mecha Morton

While at Howard Primary School in Beard Road, only 23 per cent of pupils were meeting the expected standard.

Laurence Ball, headteacher said: “These results are significantly better than the year before. Howard Primary is on its way back up. We’re working hard to develop quality teaching and curriculum.”

Westley Middle School in Oliver Road achieved 67 per cent of pupils meeting the expected standard.

Ian Kearns, headteacher, who joined the school in September, said: “We are pleased but there still is a long way to go, just like the rest of the schools in Bury St Edmunds.”

St Edmund’s Catholic Primary School in Westgate Street saw 63 per cent of their pupils meeting the expected standard.

Maria Kemble, headteacher said: “The SATs results are the culmination of the children’s education over their time at primary school and we are proud of their achievements. Staff throughout the school work very hard to support the children so it is rewarding to see their efforts bear fruit. Parents have supported their children during their school career and this has also been key to their success.

“We feel that academic success along with the wider achievements in sport, music and foreign languages ensures the children are ready for the next stage of their education.”

Guildhall Feoffment Community Primary School, in Bridewell Lane, had 61 per cent of pupils meeting the expected standard.

Horringer Court Middle School in Glastonbury Road had 60 per cent of pupils meeting the expected standard.

Sebert Wood Community Primary School in Sebert Road and St Edmundsbury Primary School in Grove Road both saw 58 per cent of pupils meeting the expected standard.

At Sexton’s Manor Primary School in Greene Road, 38 per cent of pupils met the expected standard last year.

Elsewhere, Hardwick Primary School in Steward Road saw 39 per cent of pupils meet the expected standard while at Westgate Community Primary School in Brooklands Close, 41 per cent of pupils met the expected standard.

In Suffolk as a whole, 62 per cent of pupils were meeting the expected standard with 65 per cent of all schools in England meeting the expected standard.