28 March 2018
Community Primary Academy has been recognised nationally for its excellent
results in 2017 based on data from the Department of Education and Ofsted,
analysed by SSAT (the Schools, Students and Teachers network).
One of the 15
academies in the University of Brighton Academies Trust, Blackthorns Community
Primary Academy was found to be among the best performing primary schools in
the country, and has enabled pupils’ attainment at the ‘expected and ‘higher’
standard at Key Stage 2 in Reading, Writing and Maths to be in the top 20% of
all schools nationally.
Educational Outcomes database compares all state-funded schools in England.
Blackthorns Community Primary Academy will be presented with their SSAT
Educational Outcomes Award during the summer term at a ceremony attended by
winners from across the region.
Principal of Blackthorns said: “
We focus on each
individual child so that they can achieve their potential and that all their strengths
are identified and valued. Receiving this award acknowledges that commitment,
as we strive to give our children the skills to be motivated and independent
learners throughout their lives.”
Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of SSAT said: “I am delighted that Blackthorns Community Primary Academy has won an Educational Outcomes Award for Children’s Attainment - top 20%. This award recognises an important aspect of the school’s work, but, as we know, there is much more to recognise in a good school like Blackthorns Community Primary Academy. SSAT is pleased to recognise the quality of leadership and the hard work of all staff to ensure the success of every child. A big thank you and well done to pupils, parents, staff and governors.”