King’s Lynn school rated in top 100 in the country

St Martha's Catholic Primary School, Top 100 School'Headteacher Aidan McGovern, with the official letter from the Rt Hon David Laws MP, Minister of State for Schools, along with year 6 pupils, LtoR, Allen Legarte, Kiera Clarke, Ella Howard, Emil Biju, with some of the winning trophies on display at school. ANL-150127-175400009
St Martha's Catholic Primary School, Top 100 School'Headteacher Aidan McGovern, with the official letter from the Rt Hon David Laws MP, Minister of State for Schools, along with year 6 pupils, LtoR, Allen Legarte, Kiera Clarke, Ella Howard, Emil Biju, with some of the winning trophies on display at school. ANL-150127-175400009

The hard work of pupils and teachers at a Lynn school has seen it placed in the top 100 in the country.

St Martha’s Catholic Primary School’s results from last summer’s key stage two tests for 11-year-olds has seen it rated in the top 100 performing schools.

Headteacher Aidan McGovern was notified of the achievement in a letter from schools minister David Laws.

Mr McGovern said: “It is fantastic news, not only for our school but for Norfolk. We have recently heard a lot from Ofsted about poor performance of some schools in West Norfolk but there are some really good things going on.”

The school achieved a 97 per cent pass rate during the tests, which were taken by 11-year-olds and published in December.

Mr McGovern said: “It is down to the hard work by children and staff identifying their needs and working with that.

“We have the Be the Best You Can Be, which stems from the 2012 Olympic Legacy.

“We try to celebrate the children’s achievements academically, but also performing arts and sports successes.”

Mr Laws wrote: “It gives me great pleasure to congratulate you on the excellent performance of your pupils in the 2014 national key stage 2 tests as published on December 11.

“Your results show that you are amongst the 100 top performing schools based on sustained improvement in attainment at level four or above in reading, writing and mathematics each year from 2012-2014.

“I would like to congratulate your staff, governors and pupils for their hard work and success and thank you for year leadership in continuing the drive towards high standards of educational achievement.”