Exam success for pupils
CHILDREN from Broadhempston primary school are celebrating outstanding exam results.
For the second year in a row every child in year six achieved the expected standard in SATs exams in both maths and English.
Many pupils even surpassed the national expectation in mathematics, with 80 per cent of children achieving level five and 20 per cent achieving level six — the expected level for a 14 year old.
More than half of the children also gained a level five score in English.
This year's results build on the success of the 2011 SATs, where Broadhempston was ranked as the second-best performing school in Devon and 56th best in the country, based on average point score.
The school is now eagerly awaiting publication of the 2012 national test results in December when they will find out where the school has been ranked this year.
Headteacher Roger Clarke said: "We thought that the SATs results from 2011 would take some beating, but the children worked incredibly hard and achieved even higher standards in 2012.
"Not only did the children show their academic ability in the SATs but the same children were also members of our highly successful school sports teams, and also took the lead roles in our summer production which was staged at the Ariel Centre in Totnes.
"It is true to say the children were an outstanding group of all-rounders who could turn their hand to anything, and we are sure they will go on to more success in all areas of school life in their new schools."