Top Woodbury Salterton school needs kids
PUBLISHED: 15:29 26 January 2016 | UPDATED: 08:53 27 January 2016
A top performing primary school in Woodbury is struggling to fill its classroom places, headteacher Duncan Nelmes has revealed.
Woodbury Salterton C of E Primary School has been recognised as one of the top performing schools nationally in receiving outstanding SATs results.
Education Minister Nick Gibb has sent a letter to congratulate them.
The headteacher is urging parents to give them a chance after they achieved a 100 per cent pass rate in their key stage two SATs results. Mr Nelmes said the school’s success was down to its focus on ‘high standards’.
He said: “We’re struggling to fill places in the school. We plan to take 17 in each year group, but we don’t fill those spaces.
“For example, in one year group we have 18 pupils, but in another we’ve only three children. We’ve good staff, well-behaved kids and that is down to our rigourous focus on quality teaching. We received a good in our last Ofsted and outstanding in our church inspection for Christian character.
“I realise Woodbury Saltetron may be difficult to find, but I hope parents will consider us in what I know as a parent is one of the most important decisions of their lives – where to send their child to school.”
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