MP praises Egremont teachers for maths results

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15 March 2017 3:36PM

Outstanding maths teaching at an Egremont primary school has put it in the country’s top two per cent and received praise from a minister.

Minister of State for School Standards Nick Gibb MP sent a letter to Bookwell Primary School to congratulate the teachers.

He wrote about the “very high standard” of teaching in key stage two maths assessments in 2016.

The results, which saw 100 per cent of pupils reach or exceed the expected standard, means the school is ranked in the top two per cent for attainment in maths.

“We were delighted to have received the letter from the Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP regarding our 2016 key stage two assessments results in mathematics,” said Bookwell headteacher Russell Hardy.

“We are all so proud of the dedication, hard work and commitment of our children, staff and parents, who have worked hard to help us achieve this outstanding result.”

The letter thanks the staff and students for their efforts, after the results were released in December.

Conservative MP Mr Gibb, who has represented Bognor Regis and Littlehampton since 1997 and has been Minister of State for Schools since 2014, said: “I would like to congratulate you, your staff and your pupils for the very high standard that pupils in your school have achieved in mathematics in the 2016 key stage two assessments.

“We want to ensure that every child has the necessary fluency in mathematics to prepare them for a successful secondary education and beyond, and your school has provided this to all your pupils.”

He added: “Thank you for your hard work and professionalism in producing such high standards and congratulations again to you and your staff for all you have achieved.”

A copy of the letter was sent to students’ parents alongside the school’s weekly newsletter.

Pupils are currently preparing for the junior concert on Tuesday, March 28, in Egremont Market Hall.

Mystery at Magpie Manor will be performed at 1.30pm and 6.30pm.

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