National Praise for Smallberry Green

Children making excellent progress


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Smallberry Green Primary School has been praised by the Government for its work to improve the education of disadvantaged pupils.

Minister of State for Schools, David Laws MP, wrote to the school congratulating them on their results in last years Key Stage 2 tests.

These results put them in the top 250 schools in the country for the progress the children are making.

The minister praised the Isleworth school as being “exceptionally effective in educating your disadvantaged pupils”, and went on to say the school was clearly providing pupils with a good start in life and a “strong springboard into secondary education”.

Headteacher Caroline Hodges, said: “The commitment to learning and the can-do attitude shown by everyone associated with Smallberry Green - staff, governors, families and especially our children - has been integral to this success.

“This builds on our ‘Good’ Ofsted rating in 2013 and the opening of our Studio, with its mix of technologies to target improvements in reading, writing and communication skills, in 2012.   

“I am delighted that the impact of my dedicated and talented team of staff to improve the life chances of all of our disadvantaged children and to overcome their learning challenges has been recognised by the Department of Education.”

Cllr Tom Bruce, cabinet member for education at the council, said:

“It’s great to see that all the hard work being done at the school is being recognised nationally, and I’d like to add my congratulations to everyone involved in this success.

“It just goes to show that our schools are delivering great results for their pupils and helping them to reach their potential, no matter what their background.”

January 9, 2014

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