National recognition has been given to a Lynn primary school for the progress it helps its pupils make.
Fairstead Primary School is among the top 250 schools in the country for the amount of progress made among all of its students, including those classed as disadvantaged.
David Laws, education minister, wrote to the school. to congratulate it on the progress of pupils reflected in test results between the end of Year Two and the end of Year Six.
His letter said: “Your results show that you are amongst the top 250 top performing schools in the country in terms of the progress all your pupils make between Key Stage 1 and the end of Key Stage 2.”
In 2013, the school, in William Booth Road, brought 80 per cent of its pupils up to expected standards in reading, writing and maths. The national average is 75 per cent. All of its pupils made two levels of progress in all three disciplines.
Hazel Spinks, headteacher, said: “This national recognition is very welcome and testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff, governors and parents, but most of all our fantastic pupils.”
Martin Sale, chair of governors, said: “Every child in this school matters to us a great deal. Mrs Spinks and her very talented team of staff thoroughly deserve this recognition. There’s no doubt the school continues to go from strength to strength in its never ending quest to provide the highest standards of education for its pupils.”