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Withern primary school gain recogition from the heart of government

Headteacher at St Margaret's School in Withern, James Siddle, celebrates the news with pupils.

Headteacher at St Margaret's School in Withern, James Siddle, celebrates the news with pupils.

Staff and pupils at St Margaret’s Primary School in Withern are celebrating after receiving a glowing letter of praise from the heart of government.

A letter sent by the Minister for Schools, David Laws MP, praised the school after it was ‘one of the top performing primary schools’ in the country in 2012.

The school, which was the best performing school in the Louth and Alford areas, not only enjoyed 100 per cent success in both the literacy and maths SATs tests.

On top of that, the school also scored very highly in terms the number of children scoring the above average levels five and six.

And the staff and pupils were pleasantly surprised to see Mr Laws’ letter drop through the letter box.

Headteacher at St Margaret’s, James Siddle, explained that the results had been borne out of ‘hard work’ and that it was a fitting tribute to the success of what is a relatively small primary school.

“We were very pleased to receive the letter,” said James.

“Our pupils and staff have worked very hard and it was nice to be recognised as one of the country’s top performing schools this year.

“St Margaret’s is a very small school, with only 37 children on role, and it is the individual, personalised learning that we can achieve here, along with an extremely rich and stimulating curriculum, which makes the school able to achieve such outstanding results.”

 

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