Northampton's Briar Hill Primary School amongst top primary schools in England for progress

Northampton’s Briar Hill Primary School, part of the David Ross Education Trust, has been recognised as one of the top primary schools in the country for the progress made by its pupils.

Following a strong set of SATS results in Summer 2017, the latest figures released by the Department for Education last week show that Briar Hill Primary School has been ranked amongst the top 6% of primary schools in England for progress in mathematics, and in the top 8% for the same measure in reading and writing. 

The school is now rated ‘well above average’ across all three key government measures, with a score of 3.5 in reading, 3.3 in writing and 4.1 in Maths, and is rated as one of the top five schools for progress in the county.

Since joining the David Ross Education Trust in November 2012, the primary school has seen rapid improvement. Since the school was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2016, there has been a 25% increase in the number of pupils achieving age related expectations in the last year alone, and attainment is now well above the national average. 

Jane Cooksley, Headteacher at Briar Hill Primary School, said: “I am incredibly proud of our pupils for this amazing achievement, and for Briar Hill to be recognised as one of the top primary schools for progress in England. We ensure that every one of our pupils are able to achieve the very best outcomes, by delivering academic excellence and offering a wealth of enrichment opportunities to inspire them.

“This rapid improvement is a real testament to our hardworking staff, the support of our pupils’ parents and, in particular, our childrens’ terrific attitude to learning.”