A FRODSHAM primary school has been named in the top 100 performing schools in the country for continued improvement at Key Stage 2.
Weaver Vale Primary School, in Ship Street, was number 83 in the league table released by the Department for Children, Schools and Families.
Headteacher Jon Hardman said: “We’re made up with that. It’s an achievement over five years.
“We’re not a school that is top of the league tables because we serve an area of social need and we have a speech and language centre. Because of that it’s the measure of improvement that’s very important. It’s tremendous.”
The achievement and attainment tables, which are published every year, show the top 100 most improved schools in the country showing sustained improvement from 2004-2007.
Schools minister Andrew Adonis said: “Tribute for today’s record results must go to pupils and teachers, standards in our primary schools have never been higher. Compared to 1997, 100,000 more 11-year-olds are mastering the basics in reading, writing and arithmetic.
“These results build on substantial and sustained improvement at Key Stage 2 in the last 10 years, but we are far from complacent and know there is more to do to ensure that every pupil has the opportunity to reach their full potential and we have a world-class system everywhere.
“That is why it is right to be ambitious for what individual pupils can achieve.
“No child should be able to fall behind, and all children should leave primary school having achieved everything they are capable of.”