St Michael’s Primary School in Aldbourne has been ranked as 90th 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’ on 5th December.
Based on the most recent moderated public examination results, schools are ranked by the aggregated scaled scores achieved by children in reading, grammar and maths.
St Michael’s was also ranked as one of the top-performing schools in Wiltshire achieving 6th place.
Judith Arkwright, Headteacher at St Michael’s, said, “After what has been a difficult time for all schools, we are delighted to be recognised for our achievements. We have a fantastic staff team at St Michael’s who have continued to provide an outstanding level of education whether that was in school, via home-learning or outside in our beautiful playing field and forest school.
Our school motto is ‘a lifetime love for learning’ and this is reflected in our happy school environment where children are encouraged to take risks and challenge themselves. Our Christian ethos is weaved throughout everything we do and we enjoy watching how imaginative, creative and enthusiastic the pupils can be. We have a strong focus on well-being and we believe that this is the foundation for academic achievement.”
Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) were cancelled due to the pandemic so this year’s Schools Guide league table used a three-year average from 2017-9 instead. This was done in an effort to provide a more accurate assessment of each school’s academic achievements. This gives parents a reliable guide when choosing which schools are best for their children.