St Michael’s C of E VA Primary school in Aldbourne has been ranked as 88th in the country out of some 15,000 primary schools according to a list of the top 250 state primary schools published in The Sunday Times yesterday, November 22.
Based on the 2019 Sats results, schools are ranked by the aggregated scaled scores achieved by children in reading, grammar and maths. St Michael’s is the only school in our area to be listed in the top 250 schools. Click here for the full list.
Judith Arkwright, Headteacher of St Michael’s, said, “It’s lovely to have the recognition and a great accolade for the staff. I have the most amazing team who always go above and beyond to make sure all aspects of school are safe, inspiring and exciting whether it’s in the classroom, in the forest or in activities.
The school appeared as 90th in last year’s Sunday Times list. Judith told Marlborough.news. “Our overarching philosophy is that well-being and nurture are the key ingredients. If children are not happy there is no way they can thrive and learn. St. Michael’s is a happy school where the pupils and staff share many special moments together building a lifetime love for learning. It is filled with imagination, nurture, enthusiasm, creativity, risk taking and challenge with our Christian ethos weaving its way throughout all that we do.”
St Michael’s Facebook page and website celebrate this love of learning.