Droylsden school’s good news from the Government
Sunday 12th March 2017 @ 10:03 by Adam Higgins
Droylsden News

A Droylsden school is celebrating after receiving some good news from the Government.

Fairfield Road Primary received a letter from MP Nick Gibb last week to say they are in the top three per cent in the country for progress at the end of Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6).

In the letter, Mr Gibb, the Minister of State for School Standards, stated pupils at the Fairfield Road school have made ‘a very high level of progress’ between Key Stage 1 (Years 1-2) and the end of Key Stage 2 in English, reading, writing and mathematics based on results it posted in December.

He added: “We want to ensure that every child has the necessary fluency in reading, writing and mathematics to prepare them for a successful secondary education and beyond, and your school has provided this.”

Head teacher Alec Stephenson was delighted with the news and is confident everyone at the school is dedicated to making even more progress.

“The achievement is progress from the end of KS1 to end of KS2. We consistently do well here and our children make great progress at every stage of school,” he told the Reporter.

“It is a testament to the hard work of children, all staff and parents, it really is a team effort.

Mr Stephenson added: “We are extremely proud of our school and we consistently set high expectations that ensure our children are well prepared for secondary school.

“It is all down to hard work and commitment and we shall continue to improve yet further. With the exceptional school community we have, we will achieve this.”