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St George and St Teresa Primary School revealed as best in the area

Felix Nobes 2nd Jan, 2018 Updated: 3rd Jan, 2018

A SOLIHULL primary school is celebrating after the official school performance table has revealed it is the best in the area.

A total of 94 per cent of pupils at St George and St Teresa, Dorridge, achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics in their Key Stage Two SATs.

This is nearly one and a half times the Solihull borough average and over one and a half times the national average.

These scores mean that the school is also ranked as one of the top one per cent of state primary schools in the country.

The school achieved over three times the national average for pupils gaining the higher standard in Reading, Writing and Mathematics at Key Stage Two.

St George and St Teresa was visited by schools minister Nick Gibb only last month and the school claim he aimed to capture what he had witnessed in order to share this with other schools.

The school beat national averages across the board with expected standards exceeding the national levels by a substantial margin in reading, writing and mathematics.

Also 29 per cent achieved the Higher Standard in reading, writing and mathematics combined compared to 10 per cent in Solihull and nine per cent nationally.

The School is rated as Good by Ofsted and as Outstanding by the Diocesan Education Service, which is responsible for directing Catholic schools concerning the development of curriculum provision for Religious Education and strengthening Catholic life.

Head teacher Des Foxon attributed the school’s success to a focus on the personal development of every child, working closely with parents and never ceasing to strive to be better.

He said: “We are thrilled with these results, staff and pupils have worked so hard to achieve these.

“The School has at the heart of its work, the personal development of each child.

“These results will ensure that our school leavers are very well equipped for secondary school, and we wish them all the very

best as they make that transition.

“Everything we do is about ensuring that the school is better than it was yesterday.

“St George and St Teresa is going from strength to strength.

“Support from parents is so much valued and appreciated. We work in close partnership with our families to make St George and St Teresa School a true community.”

Of his visit, Schools Minister Nick Gibb also said: “It was a pleasure to see first-hand how the teachers and pupils at St George

and St Teresa Catholic Primary School achieve such high academic standards, particularly in reading and in maths, with nearly every child reaching or exceeding the expected standard.”

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