Ashton school among best in country for maths
Friday 2nd December 2016 @ 18:17 by Adam Higgins
Ashton News

St Peter’s Primary School in Ashton have certainly got their sums right after they achieved provisional Key Stage 2 results, which have placed it in the top one per cent in the country for pupil progress in maths.

The school has made great strides over the last few years and the latest recognition emphasises the progress the school continues to make.

This has been a collective effort and head teacher John Wilson was eager to praise everyone involved: “It’s down to the hard work of the staff, the pupils and also the support from parents,” he said.

“We’ve worked really hard over the last couple of years and we’ve got some really consistent systems in place which means we can intervene when children need support.”

Mr Wilson also explained how the support from parents is vital to the pupils’ learning.

“It’s a partnership between home and school,” he revealed.

“We can do so much at school but it’s something the parents have to continue at home and we have really effective working relationships with parents.”

The success has also received acclaim from council members with Executive Member for Lifelong Learning Cllr Lynn Travis saying: “Being placed as one of the top schools in the country for progress in both maths and reading is a fantastic achievement and a real testament to the hard work and commitment of pupils, teachers, governors and parents. The school is clearly helping the pupils achieve their very best and is preparing them well for future success.”


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