Hard work adds up to top marks in maths
CHILDREN and staff at Watcombe Primary School, Torquay, are celebrating their achievement in last summer's national assessment tests.
Figures released for Key Stage 2 SATS results have been released and Watcombe has done very well.
Figures show the children have made outstanding progress, particularly in maths.
Watcombe Primary School has been ranked in the top one per cent of all primary schools in the country for the most progress made in maths attainment.
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Headteacher Adam Morris said: "This is a phenomenal achievement.
"To be in the top one per cent of all schools is a real cause for celebration.
"The children, staff and governors, as always, have worked incredibly hard to ensure the children are able to make as much progress as possible in their learning.
"We had expected this cohort of children to do well, but this national comparison is something we are very proud of."
As well as this achievement the school has been placed in the top six per cent of all schools for the progress the children have made in the combination of English and maths.
Mr Morris added: "We work very hard to ensure the curriculum meets the needs of all the children and that it inspires the children's learning.
"The adults work very hard to ensure high quality teaching and learning and additional support is provided when and where needed.
"Children have a very clear mentoring programme which helps to enable them to achieve their goals."